The lists on this blog are part of an ongoing project to compile a comprehensive database of women writing in Canada previous to 1950.
Canada’s Early Women Writers (CEWW) is one of the seed projects for the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, a larger project based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. The mandate for CEWW is ultimately to include “all notable [female] English-language writers active before 1950 who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, whatever their audience and genre, ranging from travel journalism and scientific writing to poetry and fiction” (CWRC website).
Information for each entry we construct will include biographical as well as bibliographical information. If you have information about any of these authors, or know of other women writing in Canada during this time period—in journals, periodicals, newspapers, or published works—please email me, Karyn Huenemann, and I will add them to our list of authors to investigate.
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