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Alianza Editorial.

Letter sent to Cristina granting permission to Alianza Editorial to publish the story "Birthday Present" in the anthology they are working on.

McCormack, Eric P.

Eric P. McCormack fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting Eric McCormack's career as a writer. It contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, ephemera, and correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 1.

Includes correspondence with editors and others re submissions of short stories made by Eric McCormack to literary journals including the Wascana Review, Prism International, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, the West Coast Review, and Interstate. The file also includes some letters re Eric McCormack's submission of Inspecting the Vaults to a number of publishing houses. Some correspondence also relates to readings given by Eric McCormack and to a conference in which he participated.

File contents also include a letter (Mar. 1, 1985) from the Ontario Arts Council re a grant awarded to the author to aid him in his literary endeavours.

Other items contained in this file include a photocopy of an extract from an article written by Eric McCormack (source unidentified) entitled "Sam Slick Survives". This file also includes a photocopy of a short story by Eric McCormack entitled "The Temper" which appeared in the spring 1980 issue of the Wascana Review. Additionally, includes clippings and ephemera relating to readings given by Eric McCormack. The final item in this file is a photocopy of an article (The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 18 May 1985) entitled "Magic Realism Finds Home in Canada".

McCormack, Eric P.

Reviews.

Includes primarily typed copies (computer output) of reviews written by Eric McCormack for The Globe and Mail. Some are draft copies with holograph corrections or additions. Also contains some correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the staff of this newspaper re specifications, fees etc. for reviews written by him. Also contains some correspondence re reviews Eric McCormack wrote for The Toronto Star and Books in Canada.

Additionally contains memos from staff at the New Quarterly at the University of Waterloo, as well as a piece entitled "Being-In-Itself Revisited" by Richard Holmes at the University of Waterloo which was published in Dialogue in 1984.

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Book Reviews Containing Partial Reviews of or References to Works by Eric P. McCormack.

Book reviews containing references to Eric McCormack's works. Indeed, three of the works reviewed contain a short story written by Eric McCormack. They include:
(1) Nigel Hunt, review of The Gates of Paradise: The Anthology of Erotic Short Fiction, edited by Alberto Manguel, The Toronto Star, Saturday, 20 March 1993. This review makes reference to "Birthday Present", a short story by Eric McCormack, which is contained in the collection of erotic short fiction reviewed in this article.;
(2) Pauline Durichen, review of Canadian Mystery Stories, edited by Alberto Manguel, The Record, [199-?]. This review includes a critique of "Eckhardt at the Window", one of the short mystery stories contained in the work reviewed in the article;
(3) Three reviews of I Shudder at Your Touch, an anthology of 22 stories of sexual horror including Eric McCormack's "Festival".

Also includes a review by H. J. Kirchhoff of The Globe and Mail (n.d.), which focuses on the works of the author of two novels, a book of stories and six volumes of poetry, Rikki Ducornet. This review states that Ms. Ducornet's work has been compared to that of "Eric McCormack, perhaps the Canadian master of the literary baroque". The final review of Izaak Mansk's Forbidden to Grow Old (The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 2 September 1989) includes a statement that Mansk's work "fits nicely into the fabulist school" along with authors such as Eric McCormack and Ernest Hekkanen.

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Festival.

21 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The one-legged men.

2 versions of typed draft for The One-Legged Men. First draft includes 2 copies of 6 page typed (photocopies); second draft includes 2 copies of 9 page typed (computer output) and one 11 page typed (computer output). These drafts were prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The temper.

12 page typed draft (photocopy). This short story did not appear in the work which was published as Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987. It is possible, however, that it was intended at one time that this story would form part of this published work.

McCormack, Eric P.

The mysterium.

17 leaves (typed, computer output) draft manuscript with author's typed notes to self.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book Reviews and Announcements.

This series contains book reviews of Eric McCormack's works of fiction including Inspecting the Vaults, The Paradise Motel, The Mysterium, and First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. Some press announcements for these works of fiction are also contained in this series. This series also includes reviews of anthologies in which a short-story by Eric McCormack is contained.

Two other reviews relate to works of fiction written by other authors whose literary style is compared to that of Eric McCormack by the reviewer.

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Works by Eric P. McCormack: Fiction (Manuscripts).

This series contains manuscripts of Eric McCormack's works of fiction including Inspecting the Vaults, The Paradise Motel, The Mysterium, and First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. They take the form of holograph notes, and handwritten and typed (both computer output and photocopies) drafts of Eric McCormack's works of fiction. Many of these are working drafts with holograph corrections and revisions, while some are described as "penultimate" or "final" drafts.

McCormack, Eric P.

Captain Joe.

3 versions of typed draft of Captain Joe. The earliest draft includes 4 copies of 6 page typed (computer output?), the second draft consists of a 13 page typed (original) with holograph corrections, while the third and most recent draft is a 12 page typed (original). These drafts were prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

One picture of Trotsky.

28 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The paradise motel.

File consists of typed and handwritten drafts and notes for "The Paradise Motel," published by Penguin in 1989.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: public libraries in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Includes flyers produced for two different author events at which Eric McCormack gave a reading. The first is an author event hosted by the Waterloo Public Library (n.d.) at which Eric McCormack read from "Sad Stories in Patagonia" from his novel Inspecting the Vaults. The second event is an author event which was hosted by the Kitchener Public Library to celebrate the National Book Festival Week, April 15 - April 22, 1989. At this event Eric McCormack read form Gilbert Sorrentino's Mulligan Stew, while Tony Urquhart read from Eric McCormack's novel The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Anyhow in a corner.

3 copies of typed (computer output) draft, varying pagination, prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The fragment.

3 copies of 7 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The Fugue.

2 copies of 4 page typed draft (original and photocopy) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

The hobby.

6 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

No country for old men.

4 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

Twins.

7 page typed (original) draft with some holograph corrections prepared for the work published as Inspecting The Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults, and other stories.

Handwritten and typed (computer output) drafts of some of the short stories prepared for the work published as Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987 in various paginations: "The Fragment", 7 page; "Eckhardt at a Window" (2 versions of handwritten working drafts with varying pagination, one with holograph corrections);
"The One-Legged Men", 11 page; "Edward and Georgina" (two versions of draft one of 6 p and one of 13p.; "The Swath", 20 page; "Anyhow in a Corner", 8 page;
*"Twins", 8 page

Also contains handwritten drafts of "To Die in the City_" and handwritten and typed (computer output) drafts of "The Dear Saint" in varying pagination. These latter two stories were not published as part of the work Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont]. : Penguin Books, c1987. It is possible, however, that it was intended at one time that these stories would form part of this published work.

McCormack, Eric P.

Eric P. McCormack fonds : 2003 accrual

The accrual consists of materials documenting Eric McCormack's career as a writer. It contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, ephemera, and correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

The fugue.

McCormack, Eric P. "The fugue," West Coast Review 17, no. 4 (April 1983): 6-7.

McCormack, Eric P.

Twins.

McCormack, Eric P. "Twins," Malahat Review 65 (July 1983): 117-121.

McCormack, Eric P.

The hobby.

McCormack, Eric P. "The hobby," Gamut 2 (1983): 41-44.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence to Eric P. McCormack.

This series includes correspondence to Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.

Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.

Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.

Note that the large majority of correspondence in this series consists of correspondence received by Eric McCormack, which was subsequently divided into titled folders by him. A small amount of the correspondence in this series was sent by Eric McCormack.

There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.

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Readings and lectures: University of Waterloo.

Includes flyers, posters, clippings from newsletters and newspapers all relating to readings or lectures given by Eric McCormack at the University of Waterloo (UW). The readings to which the materials contained in this file relate are as follows:
(1) Reading given by Eric McCormack on Nov. 7, 1984 in Hagey Hall at UW;
(2) Readings given by Eric McCormack and Ken Ledbetter as part of the UW's reading series sponsored by The English Society of St. Jerome's College, the Dept. of English at UW, and the Canada Council;
(3) Readings given by Eric McCormack and Ken Ledbetter at UW's Theatre of the Arts on Oct. 1, 1987. These readings formed part of the Eighth Annual Arts Lectures;
(4) Reading from Inspecting the Vaults by Eric McCormack in Hamilton on Oct. 27, 1987. This event was sponsored by the University of St. Jerome's College Graduates' Associaton in recognition of National Universities' Week;
(5) Talk given by Eric McCormack in Feb. 1991at one of UW's internal communications workshops organized by the Dept. of English at St. Jerome's College. The title of Eric McCormack's talk was "Telling Stories on Paper";
(6) Talk given by Eric McCormack on May 6, 1998 entitled "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast". The talk, which took place at UW's Theatre of the Arts, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Waterloo Library to celebrate UW's authors and the creative process;
(7) Reading at St. Jerome's on Oct. 21, 1998 featuring Eric McCormack.

This file also contains two items for which no date is supplied. These include a clipping announcing that the Faculty of Arts at UW is organizing a reading at St. Jerome's College by Eric McCormack. The other item is a hand illustrated poster announcing that Eric McCormack and The Weathermen will participate at an event at the Kent Hotel to be sponsored by St. Jerome's College and The English Society.

McCormack, Eric P.

Knox abroad.

McCormack, Eric P. "Knox abroad," Prism International (July 1985): 7-17.

McCormack, Eric P.

The swath.

McCormack, Eric P. "The swath," Gamut 7 (Oct. 1985): 21-[27].

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults, and other stories.

314 page typed draft (computer output) prepared for the work published as Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987: "Introduction", 6 page, "Inspecting the Vaults", [1]-28, "The Fragment", [29]-35, "Sad Stories in Patagonia", 37-53 (p.36 missing), "Eckhardt at a Window", [54]-73, "The One-Legged Men", [74]-84,
"Knox Abroad", [85]-110, "Edward and Georgina", [111]-123, "Captain Joe", [124]-133, "The Swath", [134]-157, "Festival", [158]-183, "No Country for Old Men", [184]-188, "A Train of Gardens -- Part I -- Irenus Fludd", [189]-209, "A Train of Gardens -- Part II -- The Machine", [210]-219, "The Hobby", [220]-227, "One Picture of Trotsky", [228]-259, "Lusawort's Meditation", [260]-265, "Anyhow in a Corner", [266]-281, "Long Days in the Town", [282]-300, "Twins", [301]-309,
*"The Fugue", [310]-314.

Contains some corrections to pagination and handwritten amendments to contents page and introduction.

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults.

File consists of handwritten and typed drafts and notes with corrections and annotations for "Inspecting the Vaults" published 1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 2.

Includes correspondence relating to miscellaneous themes including: the publication of the proceedings of a conference on magic realism to include Eric McCormack's "Sad Stories in Patagonia"; readings, lectures, and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part (these primarily take the form of thank-you letters); submissions made by Eric McCormack to the journal Descant; requests by authors/editors of publications for submissions or ideas from Eric McCormack; permission to perform "Sad Stories in Patagonia" at McGill university; expression of congratulations on the publication of Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel and praise for the content and style of these works;
*expression of congratulations to Eric McCormack on winning a regional Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Also includes list of academic staff who were honored at an Awards Recognition Dinner at the home of Alan George in 1989. Among those honored was Eric McCormack for his win of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean region. Also includes issue of the Ontario Bulletin (Feb. - Mar. 1989) which includes a small piece reporting on Eric McCormack's winning this prize.

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults, and other stories.

308 page typed draft (photocopy or computer output), of the work published as Inspecting the Vaults, by Eric McCormack. [Markham, Ont.] : Penguin Books, c1987 in various paginations: "Inspecting the Vaults," [129]-156, "The Fragment," [1]-7, "Sad Stories in Patagonia," [1]-16, "The One-Legged Men," [20]-30, ”Eckhardt at a Window," [1]-17,
"Knox Abroad," [31]-56, "Edward and Georgina," [8]-19, "Captain Joe," [1]-10, "The Swath," [57]-80, "Festival," [1]-21, "No Country for Old Men," [1]-5, "Train of Gardens," [90]-122, "The Hobby," [1]-7, "One Picture of Trotsky," [1]-27, "Lusawort's Meditation," [1]-6, "Anyhow in a Corner," [1]-16, "Long Days in the Town," [1]-17, "Twins," [81]-89,
*"The Fugue," [123]-128.

McCormack, Eric P.

Sad stories in Patagonia.

McCormack, Eric P. "Sad stories in Patagonia," in Magic realism and Canadian literature: essays and stories, eds. Peter Hinchcliffe and Ed Jewinski. Waterloo, Ont.: University of Waterloo Press, 1986: 99-108.

McCormack, Eric P.

Penguin - Viking (U.S.)

Includes correspondence re the publication of the paperback editions of Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel by Viking Penguin in the USA. Additonally includes a review list for Inspecting the Vaults put together by Viking's publicity officer. Also contains a book catalogue published by Viking for Sept. - Dec. 1989. The Paradise Motel is among the books listed here (see page 4). Some business cards from staff with Penguin Books Canada and Viking Penguin in the USA are also among the items contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Inspecting the vaults.

Reviews (both originals and photocopies) of Inspecting the Vaults in chronological order. These reviews appeared primarily in Canadian newspapers and serial publications, though some were also published in U.S. and British newspapers and serial publications. This file also contains a press release (Jan. 30, 1987) issued by St. Jerome's College reporting that Inspecting the Vaults was released internationally by Penguin Books of Canada on Feb. 2, 1987.

McCormack, Eric P.

Vardey, Lucinda.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Lucinda Vardey of the Lucinda Vardey Agency or sent to her by him. This company acted as literary agents for Eric McCormack and this correspondence relates to activities carried out by them to represent him and promote him in England. Also includes a Lucinda Vardey catalogue.

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack: Biographical.

This series contains primarily news clippings and serial publications containing articles with a biographical and/or critical focus. They relate to Eric McCormack's life history with special emphasis on the development of his career as an author and on the works of fiction which he has had published to date. A large number of these materials also relate specifically to Eric McCormack's receipt of and/or nomination for receipt of various literary awards.

Finally, a number of materials, including news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests, are grouped together in a miscellaneous file within this series.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: Inspecting the vaults.

Includes two clippings, in addition to two copies of WordsWorth Books' Spring 1987 issue of Printout. The clippings both date from 1987 and relate to the launching of McCormack's novel Inspecting the Vaults.

The first clipping is an ad placed in the press by Words Worth Books announcing that Eric McCormack will be autographing copies of this book at Words Worth Books in Waterloo on Feb. 20, 1987. The second clipping, appeared in The Imprint, Friday, 6 February 1987, and reports on the party which took place at the Kent Hotel in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to launch Inspecting the Vaults. The Spring 1987 issue of Printout reports on the recent release of Inspecting the Vaults and on McCormack's visit to Words Worth Books in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to do a reading and sign copies of the book.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: miscellaneous.

Includes flyers produced for various diferent readings and lectures given by Eric McCormack. They include a reading which took place at the University of Ottawa in Feb. 1987 sponsored by the Department of English and Continuing Education with the support of the Canada Council. Also includes a reading given by Eric McCormack for the English department at the University of Windsor in Mar. 1989.

Readings given by Eric McCormack for the Tuesday Night Café Theatre in Montreal? as part of a drama entitled "Dark Light Stories" also feature in another flyer contained in this file. A ticket to the launching event for Gothic, a journal of literary fiction, is also included in this file. Eric McCormack was a special guest at this event. Finally, flyers which were produced for the Fall Reading Series of the Forest City Gallery, in which Eric McCormack was one of the participating writers, are also among the items in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes five clippings (originals and photocopies) from newspapers and serial publications which are characterized by a biographical and/or critical focus. Many of the articles contained in this file are based on interviews held with Eric McCormack subsequent to the publication of Inspecting the Vaults. These articles include commentary on Eric McCormack's works of fiction with particular emphasis on his latest work Inspecting the Vaults.

These articles also contain information on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his career as an academic in English literature, and on key developments and achievements in his literary career. Additionally, these articles cite Eric McCormack's comments regarding the theme and content of the fiction he writes, regarding the inspiration for his works, and his reactions to the success he has had with Inspecting the Vaults.

McCormack, Eric P.

The paradise motel.

123 page typed draft (computer output) with some holograph corrections and revisions prepared for the work published as The Paradise Motel, by Eric McCormack. Markham, Ont. : Viking, 1989. page 7 missing. This draft is described as "an early draft". It is most likely that it was written in 1987 though this is not clearly indicated.

McCormack, Eric P.

The paradise motel.

13 page typed draft (computer output) of Chapters 7 and 8 with some holograph corrections and revisions in addition to 1 leaf holograph notes prepared for the work published as The Paradise Motel, by Eric McCormack. Markham, Ont. : Viking, 1989.

McCormack, Eric P.

The Ishtulum.

McCormack, Eric P. "The Ishtulum," Exile 11, no. 4 (1987): 17-22.

McCormack, Eric P.

Eric P. McCormack fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of typed and handwritten drafts and notes created by Eric McCormack for his works "Cloud," "Family Traditions," "Inspecting the Vaults," and "The Paradise Motel."

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack.

Series consists of material about Eric McCormack, his life, activities and career. Includes, clippings, correspndence and ephemera.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region.

Includes clippings (originals and photocopies) from newspapers and newsletters. All of these articles report that Eric McCormack, was one of two recipients of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean region in 1988. This was one of eight regional Commonwealth Writers prizes. McCormack received this award for his work Inspecting the Vaults. The Nigerian writer, Festus Iyayi was named the overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in this year for his novel Heroes.

Eric McCormack travelled to London, England to be presented with this regional prize and to compete with winners from three other Commonwealth regions for the overall prize. One of these articles reports on Eric McCormack's impressions of this event. Most of these articles also feature reports on Eric McCormack's reaction to his winning this prize as recorded in interviews with him and provide some background information about his life and literary career.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous.

Includes clippings, a small amount of correspondence,and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests.

File contains clippings (originals and photocopies) relating to miscellaneous themes. Some of these clippings appear to have been kept by Eric McCormack because they relate to local literary events or other items of literary interest: the Spring 1990 issue of Printout, Words Worth Books' newsletter. The events section features information on a Mennonite/s Writing in Canada Conference on Canadian Literature, an event hosted in May 1990 by Conrad Grebel college together with The New Quarterly. Other local literary events listed here include an evening with Robert Kroetsch at the Seagram Museum, and Joseph Gold and Jane Urquhart book launch also at Seagram's. the Waterloo Chronicle, Wednesday, 8 August 1990, page 9, appears to have been kept by Eric McCormack, because of an article featuring the winning entries in this newspaper's inaugural Short Story Contest. another clipping featuring information on the 1992 bestsellers (Waterloo Chronicle, Wednesday, 6 January 1993, page 15). reviews of works by writers connected with St. Jerome's College. Two clippings feature information on the literary achievements and works of Stan Fogel, a professor of English at St. Jerome's College, and of Kevin Land, a playwright and graduate of St. Jerome's College. another clipping, which appeared in The Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities in 1997 and which was faxed to Eric McCormack by his publisher Penguin Books Canada. This clipping focuses on the University of Waterloo with emphasis on its co-op program and its academic courses. a handwritten note (June 19, 1997) to Eric McCormack from Nona Spence Thomas? thanking him for reminding her of the "Scottish character", confirming that she did train at the Western Infirmary as a nurse in the 1950's, and that thereafter she worked as a midwife. She also wishes him every success. a short note to Eric McCormack from Paul relates to specifications for the length of a piece to be written by the author, and the date by which it is required. It would seem that the piece in question was most likely a review for Books in Canada. a book catalogue from Collins publishers for Jan. - June 1991. flyers in the form of advertising/promotional materials for The New Quarterly. These flyers provide information on the goals of this publication, and on the content and themes which are contained in this magazine, which features "new directions in Canadian writing". Among the authors, who write for this magazine who are listed in this advertising material is Eric McCormack. Five of the stories which were published in The New Quarterly, later appeared in his collection of short stories, Inspecting the Vaults. applications for subscriptions to The New Quarterly.
*University of St. Jerome's College Calendar (1996-1997). The first page (p. 51) of the section entitled "Course Descriptions and Faculty" features a photograph of Eric McCormack, Professor of English at St. Jerome's College, giving a lecture. Additionally, the information on the English department of St. Jerome's College contained in this calendar (pp. 52-55) includes a portrait photograph of Eric McCormack and information on the courses he teaches.

McCormack, Eric P.

Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack re his receipt of a regional Commonwealth Writers Prize. Much of this correspondence was received from the Royal Over-Seas League and The Commonwealth Foundation and relates primarily to arrangements for the awards ceremony which took place in Nov. 1988 in London, England and which was attended by Eric McCormack.

Also includes correspondence conducted between Jeffrey Boloten of Penguin Books Canada and Sarah Morgan, Publicity Officer at Book Trust in London, England informing Mr. Boloten of Eric McCormack's win and of the arrangements for the awards ceremony.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes two clippings. Both of these clippings report that the British publisher Bloomsbury has won a bidding war for the U.K rights to publish Eric McCormack's first novel The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Birdsell, S.

Includes ca. 7 items of correspondence from Sandra Birdsell to Eric McCormack re updates on her literary career, personal news and a review of The Alexandria Quartet written by Eric McCormack for The Globe and Mail. Additionally, contains a letter written by Sandra Birdsell to Judith Miller, Chairman of the Writer in Residence Committee at Renison College in Waterloo re her experiences of the Writer-In-Residency program at this college.

McCormack, Eric P.

Bloomsbury, Collins, Vardey & Brunton.

Includes ca. 29 items of correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Bloomsbury and from Collins Publishers, as well as from the literary agents, Vardey & Brunton Associates.

These letters relate in part to Eric McCormack's trip to London, England in 1989 to participate in publicity events organized by Bloomsbury to promote his novel The Paradise Motel. Also includes correspondence from Bloomsbury relating to the nomination of The Paradise Motel for the Scottish Spring Book Awards, as well as to reviews Eric McCormack's works have received in the British press.

Other correspondence with Bloomsbury and Vardey & Brunton relates to Eric McCormack's trip to the U.K. in May 1991. Correspondence from Collins publishers relates to the publishing of the Paradise Motel in Flamingo.

Also includes invitation, handwritten notes, photocopies of two reviews of Inspecting the Vaults , a business card, and a leaflet re H.O.P.E. Programmes.

McCormack, Eric P.

The mysterium.

Ca. [76] page unpaginated typed draft (computer output) with some holograph corrections and revisions prepared for the work published as The Mysterium, by Eric McCormack. Toronto : Viking, 1992. Also includes 5 page holograph notes and loose typed draft pages with holograph corrections and annotations. Description provided by Eric McCormack indicates that this is an "earlier draft" of his work The Mysterium, Toronto : Viking, 1990. However, the exact date is not specified.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes three clippings (both originals and photocopies) about Eric McCormack with a biographical and/or critical focus. Most of the clippings contained in this file cite interviews held with Eric McCormack.

The first clipping in the UW Courier (January 1989): 18, refers to the literary acclaim with which Inspecting the Vaults was received and to the upcoming publication of The Paradise Motel by Penguin, and then contains a few paragraphs from the novel Eric McCormack is currently working on, which is tentatively titled Aiken.

The second clipping (The Saturday Star, 1 April 1989) includes information on key developments in Eric McCormack's literary career with special emphasis on Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel. Coverage is also given to Eric McCormack's life history, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to his success.

The third clipping (Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Thursday, 5 October 1989, sec. C, page 4) focuses on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his Scots origins, his impressions of Canada, his life as an English professor at St. Jerome's College. Key developments in his literary career are given much attention, in particular, consideration is given to the literary style and content of Eric McCormack's works. This article also reports on Eric McCormack's own comments regarding the content and themes of the fiction he writes, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to the success he has had.

McCormack, Eric P.

Awards Night.

Includes a letter received by Eric McCormack from Edmund Tell of the Waterloo County English Awards Committee re the author's acceptance of an invitation to be a guest speaker at the Waterloo County English Awards Banquet in Kitchener on May 10, 1989. Also includes booklet featuring information on the program for the awards ceremony, on the award winners, and listing the judges, donors, sponsors, and awards committee members.

McCormack, Eric P.

Ducornet, Rikki.

Includes 2 items of correspondence from Rikki Ducornet re a blurb which Eric McCormack wrote for one of her works. Also contains praise for Eric McCormack's latest novel and an invitation to submit a story to an issue of The Denver Quarterly that Rikki Ducornet is guest editing. This issue is to be devoted to fabula, fabulous beasts, fables, bestiaries, mythical landscapes etc.

McCormack, Eric P.

S.W.G.

Includes correspondence re the 18th Annual Literary Awards competition of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild in which Eric McCormack was invited to judge the Short Fiction category. The majority of the correspondence relates to arrangements, judges fees, and rules for the competition. Also includes Eric McCormack's comments on each of the prize-winning entries.

Additionally contains flyer produced for these awards featuring information on the categories for which awards are given, on the awards themselves, on the rules of the competition, on the awards judges, and contact address for submissions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: The paradise motel.

Includes three copies of a news bulletin issued by the publishers, Viking, reporting that Eric McCormack's first novel The Paradise Motel has just been released and briefly summarizing the content of the novel and providing some background information on McCormack's literary career.

This file also contains a flyer produced by Words Worth Books in Waterloo announcing that a book launching party for Eric McCormack, the author of The Paradise Motel, will take place at the Seagrum Museum on Feb. 27, 1989? Finally, this file also includes some advertising materials produced by Penguin Books Canada Ltd. and by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. in London, England to promote The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: Eden Mills Writers' Festival.

Includes pamphlets and flyers listing the program of events for the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989 and 1990 at which Eric McCormack was among the authors who gave readings from their works. Some correspondence (1990) sent by the oganizers of this literary event to Eric McCormack regarding the program of events and his participation in the festival is also contained in this file.

A clipping, which reports on the Eden Mills Writers' Festival which took place in Guelph in 1989, is also among the items in this file. This article reports that Eric McCormack was among the writers who gave readings at this festival and features a photograph of Mr. McCormack reading an excerpt from one of his works outside the Eden Mills General Store on Oct. 15, 1989 (The Toronto Star, Monday, 16 October 1989, sec. A, page 9). A copy of the Annual Report of the Ontario Arts Council, 1990-1991 sent to Eric McCormack by this ogranization can also be found among these items. Eric McCormack is among the artists featured in this report and once again the photograph of Eric McCormack giving a reading during the 1989 Eden Mills Writers' Festival in Guelph is featured in this annual report.

Additionally, a letter (July 27, 1992) to Eric McCormack from Christine Adachi, Publications Coordinator of the Ontario Arts Council, expresses the council's gratitude for his participation in the publication of this annual report.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: bookstores.

Includes photocopies of flyers, and items in newsletters and newspapers relating to readings of Eric McCormack's works sponsored by Words Worth Books. This includes a reading given by the author at Seagram's Museum in Feb. 1989, in addition to a reading held in Nov. 1992 at the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ont as part of Words Worth Books' "Fall 92 Author Series".

Flyers for other author events sponsored by various bookstores and publishers are also included in this file. Eric McCormack gave readings at all of these events. These include an author event (n.d.) hosted by McNally Robinson, the Fall Reading Series sponsored by Provident Bookstore in Waterloo (n.d.), in addition to an author event hosted by HarperCollins and Fanfare Books to mark 25 years of Descant Magazine.

Also included in this file are a flyer, and two clippings relating to an event sponsored by The New Quarterly entitled "Wine, Writers and Song : An Evening of Unconventional Love Stories", which took place on Feb. 14, 1996 at the Seagram Museum in Waterloo, Ont. Eric McCormack wrote short stories for The New Quarterly including some of the stories which later on formed part of Inspecting the Vaults. The author was among those who gave readings at this event.

McCormack, Eric P.

Harbourfront.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Shaun Bradley, Greg Gatenby, Laura Comello, and Tara Lapointe re readings given by Eric McCormack as part of the Harbourfront Reading Series in 1990 (Winter's Tales) and in 1997 respectively. Also includes literary biography of Eric McCormack, a program for Winter's Tales in 1990, and an Event Information Package for the festival in 1997.

McCormack, Eric P.

Invites.

Includes correspondence from editors/publishers of literary journals and anthologies inviting submissions from Eric McCormack. Also includes letters inviting Eric McCormack to be an adjudicator in literary competitions including the 1993 awards program for the Writers Guild of Alberta, as well as letters inviting the author to give readings at Canadian universities and in other venues.

Other letters relate to Eric McCormack's participation in literary festivals, workshops, and other literary events, as well as to a request for a quote for The Museum of Love by Steve Weiner.

McCormack, Eric P.

Winnipeg Festival.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Kate Bitney, Creative Director with the WestEnd Cultural Centre re the author's participation in Wordfest '89 which took place in Winnipeg from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, 1989. Also includes a copy of the schedule for this literary festival.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence From Eric P. McCormack.

This series includes correspondence from Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.

Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.

Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.

There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

The paradise motel.

Reviews (both originals and photocopies) of The Paradise Motel in chronological order. The majority of these reviews were published in 1989. A large proportion of these reviews were published in Canadian newspapers and serial publications, though a considerable number also appeared in Scottish and English newspapers and serial publications, and a small number were published in U.S. serials.

Some reviews of The Paradise Motel from 1990 and 1991 are also contained in this file and include reviews in English language Canadian newspapers, as well as some Canadian French language reviews. Several reviews which appeared in Danish newspapers can also be found in this file. Undated items from Books in School, no. 34; _The Bulletin of the Welsh Academy_and The Oxford Times can also be found here. In the case of a few items no source is identified.

Some announcements and press advertisements for The Paradise Motel in addition to copies of booklists in which this novel is listed are also contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Linklater, John.

Includes a letter from John Linklater of the Glasgow Herald re Eric McCormack's trip to the U.K. and the interview of Eric McCormack conducted by John Linklater. Also includes a photocopy of a clipping from the Glasgow Herald re the nominations for the 1990 People's Prize for Fiction run by the Glasgow Herald in collaboration with the Scottish Library Association. Eric McCormack was among the authors nominated for this award.

Also contains a copy of the press release issued by the Scottish Arts Council re the Spring Book Awards Press Reception.

McCormack, Eric P.

Vancouver Writer's Festival.

Includes correspondence received and sent by Eric McCormack re the Vancouver Writers Festival in which the author participated in 1989, 1992 and in 1996. File contents also include programs for this festival in 1989, 1992 and 1996, a blank postcard, flyers, some handwritten holograph notes, and airline tickets.

Also includes flyer and poster produced for another writer's festival in Sidney, B.C. in which Eric McCormack participated probably in the 1990s (year not specified).

McCormack, Eric P.

Haunted.

McCormack Eric. "Horror from Walpole to Shelley to Poe". Review of Haunted, by James Herbert. The Globe and Mail, Saturday, November 18 1989, sec. E, page 13.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: Harbourfront.

Contains a serial publication entitled Harbourfront Reading Series listing the names and containing portrait photographs of all the authors who have read at Harbourfront as of March 1989. Included on this list is Eric McCormack.

This file also contains an advance information package sent to Eric McCormack, in addition to clippings, and a flyer. All of these items feature information on the Harbourfront's Winter's Tales Festival of Contemporary Fiction of Feb. 1990? Eric McCormack was among the authors who gave readings at this festival.

Also includes flyers and pamphlets relating to the Harbourfront Reading Series which took place on June 4, 1997 in Toronto at which Eric McCormack gave a reading from his novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. Also includes a copy of St. Jerome's College newsletter Update! 15, no. 1 (spring/summer 1997), which includes an announcement on page 4 that Eric McCormack will be reading at the Harbourfront Reading Series on June 4, 1997.

Additionally, the "Calendar of Events" in the University of Waterloo Magazine (spring 1997), included among the items in this file, makes reference to Eric McCormack's reading during this 1997 Harbourfront Reading Series.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: The Vancouver International Writers Festival.

Includes a clipping (The Globe and Mail, Wednesday 2 April 1989, sec. C, page 8) which focuses on the "diverse lineup" which characterized Vancouver's authors' festival in 1989. Eric McCormack was among the Canadian writers who participated in this festival. Also contains an information booklet produced for the Vancouver International Writers Festival which took place on Granville Island in Oct. 1995. This features informaton on the authors who participated in this event and provides descriptions of the activities and events which took place.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence.

Series consists of cards, letters and printouts of e-mails to and from Eric P. McCormack.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: People's Prize for Fiction.

Includes four copies of the same clipping (including 3 photocopies) entitled "Strong Short-leet[sic] for the People's Prize" (Herald, 2 May 1990). This article reports that the nominees for the 1990 People's Prize constitute "the strongest short-leet[sic] of six books ever announced for a Scottish literary award". Eric McCormack's The Paradise Motel is among the six works shortlisted for this prize. Information on all the nominated writers and background information on this Scottish literary award are provided in this clipping.

McCormack, Eric P.

Musgrave, Susan.

Includes a photocopy of a letter written by Eric McCormack in 1990 in support of Susan Musgrave's application for a renewal of her grant so finance her literary work. Additionally, contains letters received from Susan Musgrave containing personal news including reference to the novel she is working on. One letter contains a request that Eric McCormack provide her with a reference for a Writer-in-Residency position in Saskatoon.

McCormack, Eric P.

Scottish Arts Council.

Includes letter received by Eric McCormack from the Scottish Arts Council informing him that the Book Awards Panel of the Scottish Arts Council has decided to offer him a Spring Book Award worth £750. Eric McCormack is also invited to attend the awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

McCormack, Eric P.

Welsh Academy.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Kevin Thomas and Ruth John re a conference of the Welsh Academy entitled "New Literatures in English" to take place in May 1991. Eric McCormack is asked if he would be willing to give a talk at this conference. This file also contains a flyer produced for this conference featuring information on the conference content, program, and participating writers.

File contents also include correspondence conducted between Eric McCormack and External Affairs and International Trade Canada regarding Mr. McCormack's application for assistance for his trip to the U.K. to give a reading in Edinburgh and a presentation at the Welsh Academy in Cardiff. A copy of the grant agreement is also contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cummings, L.J.: English Professor.

Letter to Larry Cummings including a list of books which Eric McCormack recommends as being relevant to a publication or paper which Professor Cummings is putting together.

McCormack, Eric P.

Rooke, Leon: Author.

Two letters sent to Leon Rooke re a reading which this author gave in Mar. 1990. Also relates to a literary festival Eric McCormack attended, to clippings which Leon Rooke sent him, and to an invitation extended to Eric McCormack from Leon Rooke to give a reading.

McCormack, Eric P.

The man in the closet.

McCormack Eric. "On the Trail of the Grown-up Bogeyman". Review of The Man in the Closet, by Roch Carrier, translated by Sheila Fischman. (clipping : source unspecified)

McCormack, Eric P.

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