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Julia McCarthy fonds.
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- McCarthy, Julia
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74 cm of textual records
2 photographs: col ; 10 x 15 cm
1 box : wood, metal and felt ; 7 x 8 cm
1 medal : metal ; 4 x 4 cm
1 lapel pin : metal and enamel ; 2 x 2 cm
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Julia McCarthy was born in Toronto in 1964. In 1987, McCarthy graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo. In 1988, she audited a course in Developmental Psychology from Seattle University. And between 1991 and 1994, she audited select courses in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychology from the University of West Georgia.
McCarthy lived in the United States of America for ten years, most notably in Alaska and Georgia where she was guest lecturer in English and Psychology at the University of West Georgia (1992). She also lived in Norway and South Africa before returning to Canada and settling in Upper Kennetcook (East Hants) and the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. While in Nova Scotia, McCarthy worked as a freelance writer, teacher of creative writing, editor, and potter. As a potter, McCarthy was the owner of Mudaphors Studio (in Nova Scotia). McCarthy was married twice, first to Richard Alapeck and later to Dr. Graham Stewart.
In 2002, McCarthy published her first book Stormthrower. In 2010, she published her second book Return from Erebus for which she won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award in 2011. In 2017, McCarthy published her third anthology All the Names Between which was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry at the 2017 Governor General's Awards and was awarded the J. M. Abraham Poetry Award (formerly the Atlantic Poetry Prize).
Julia McCarthy died in 2021.
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Materials created or accumulated by Julia McCarthy during her professional and personal life. Includes journals and personal correspondence received by McCarthy, drafts of poems and anthologies, professional correspondence related to the publication of McCarthy's work, correspondence related to applications for grants and awards, awards received by McCarthy, interviews and articles about McCarthy, and work by and about other authors accumulated by McCarthy.
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Donated by the Estate of Julia McCarthy in 2021.
Arranged in series as follows:
- 1. Journals and personal correspondence.
- 2. Creative process and book edition.
- 3. Submissions, awards, and interviews.
- 4. Work by other authors.
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Access to some files is restricted. Where appropriate these have been flagged at the series and file level.
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Copyright University of Waterloo Library except for Return from Erebus and All the names between where copyright is retained by the publishing house Brick Books.
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Described by CGD in 2022.
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