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Fonds F0002 - Calgary Women's Writing Project Society fonds.

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Calgary Women's Writing Project Society fonds.


  • 1988-1989 (Creation)

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The Calgary Women's Writing Project Society (CWWP) was founded in 1988 by a group of women at the University of Calgary. The individuals were concerned that the perspectives of women were not being adequately represented by the existing campus publications. Thus, the decision was made to publish their own journal.

The first issue of "Forum" was published in the autumn of 1988. It contained a variety of pieces, from a book review of the "Joy of Sex" to an article on the Baha'i faith. Perhaps most significantly, it included a list of contact information for a number of women's groups throughout the city.

Reflecting its interest to the greater community, the CWWP eventually moved off the university campus and into the historic old YWCA centre for community organizations. Funding for the project came from membership fees, grants, and various fundraising activities. However, the main activity continued to be the annual publication of "Forum". The organization discontinued activities in 2003.

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Fonds consists of issues of "Forum", the newsletter of the Calgary Women's Writing Project Society.

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