Fonds F0142 - Zoë Landale fonds.

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Zoë Landale fonds.


  • 1967-2008 (Creation)

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13.97 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian poet, author and journalist Zoë Landale was born in Toronto, Ontario, on June 29, 1952. Studied creative writing at the University of British Columbia; teaches at Kwantlen University College, Richmond, British Columbia. Biographical information available in Who's who in Canadian literature, 1997-1998, p. 190, and in The encyclopedia of literature in Canada, p. 608.

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Donated by Z. Landale between 2003 and 2013.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and manuscripts of poems, poetry collections, novels, short stories, prose, articles, book reviews, columns, essays and speeches. Also includes journals, notebooks and daytimers; university files including creative writing assignments and teaching-related material; Federation of British Columbia files; Vancouver Industrial Writers Union files including manuscripts for poetry anthology Shop talk edited by Z. Landale; articles, reviews and other material about Z. Landale and her family; material relating to conferences, courses and readings; miscellaneous material; works by others; and published works. Accession 933/13.32 includes records that are additions to existing series: Federation of British Columbia Writers (an award for service acknowledging Landale's presidency, 1989); Works about (articles, catalogues and reviews, 2008-2010); Daytimers and notebooks (2007-2010); Journals (including descriptions of Landale's travels in British Columbia and to New York, and reflections on faith). The accession also consists of personal and business correspondence and manuscript materials for the young adult novel, "Waterlight." A new series is included in this accession on Editing and includes records related to Landale's role as compiler and editor of the anthology "Slice Me Some Truth" (2008-2009).

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Text in English.

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Related fonds are Richard Simmins fonds (Acc 726/02.13) and Simmins family fonds (Acc 742/03.7).

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Includes 21 photographs, 8 negative strips and 1 contact sheet.


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