Writer- in-Residence, Wallace Stegner House, August 2024

During August 2024 I will be writer-in-residence at the Wallace Stegner House in Eastend, Saskatchewan, researching the locations and background for a semi-fictionalised account of the six years my grandfather spent in Western Canada during the early 1920’s, which began in Eastend.

Wallace Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, writer, environmentalist, and historian. His autobiographical book “Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier” (1962), describes in detail the period Stegner spent in Eastend. The house he lived in from age 7 to 12 was restored by the Eastend Arts Council in 1990 and established as a Residence for Artists.

Wallace Stegner House, Eastend, Saskatchewan