Literary related activities

Title: Literary related activities
Dates of Material:
137.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
5 photographs
2 digital video discs
2 compact discs
Scope and content

Series consists of records relating to A.F. Moritz's involvement in various literary activities and events, including serving on poetry juries, poetry contests, attending conferences and talks, his work with the Vallum Society and the League of Canadian Poets.  Included are promotional materials, notes, correspondence, typescripts, interview questions and responses, speeches, as well as manuscripts, books and articles received and collected by A.F. Moritz filled with notes and annotations.

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39Northrop Frye Visiting Lectureship1993-1994


312U of T Writer in Residence2002-2003


314Hart House Library Committee 1992

AFM was head of Library Committee. Includes pamphlets, brochures, correspondence,etc.

322Writer in Residence - York University1999


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149 Contest and selection juries2000
1410 League of Canadian Poets1984-2000
1411 Catalogues and directories1983-1999
1412 National Poetry Month poster2003
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263–4Event Promotions and Promotions Material1978-1980
265 Hart House Library Committee2003
266 Banff International Literary Translation Centre and Writing Studio2003-2004
267 National Poetry Month2004
268 ReLit Award2005
Box 1
127 A.F.M. and Theresa read “Leacock Christmas” audio cassette

1 audio cassette

Box 2
23 Correspondence to Victoria University Senate re support for grant application of Leif E.Vaage 2003

Includes copy of Leif Vaage's manuscript for Schooled in Salt.

27 Re-Lit Awards jury2005-2006
24 “Books In Canada” interview2003-2005
25 CIUT interview audio cassette2004

1 audio cassette

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62 Poetry information file1995-2006

Includes copies of articles and poems, clippings, etc.

64 Innis College Creative Writing Conference2006
68 “Metropole Bleu Translation Slam”2008
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33Someone Nuit Blanche Installation 2009

Includes work by Al Moritz. Correspondence, a copy of his poem, and printer's proof.   

320Banff International Literary Training Centre’s residency program2003-2004

Photographs col., 2004
P1 A.F.M. with a large group of others posing on an outdoor stand
P2 A.F.M. at Banff 2004 reading for instructors and poetry attendees

321Toronto Poet Laureate selection committee2004


322Various literary events [brochures]2004, 2009
Works by others
319Tales of California Long Ago by Blaise Carrothers1990
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47'When You Die As A Cat' (appearance by AFM)2009

1 DVD.  A documentary film by Zoran Maslic featuring poet Goran Simic. Also includes promotional poster.

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1113Souster Award - notice by League of Canadian Poets in Globe and Mail, 20 July 20132013


1117Junction Books Broadsides2000


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517Vallum documents2014

Documents signed for Vallum magazine.   

518 RRFresno DVD Appearance2000

Correspondence from Chris Terrence and DVD of A.F. Moritz while he was visiting poet UC Fresno in early Summer 2000 [Description provided by A.F. Moritz].

1 DVD.  The DVD is available via Resource Space.  Please contact staff to request access.

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61Program materials from the IX Festival Internacional de Poesia de Granada, Nicaragua, with some handwritten notes from AFM.2013

Moritz had readings on two days of the conference.   See 2016.08 1-1 for a copy of AFM's application to the conference.

63"Bee in Aster" - Music2013

"Bee in Aster" from Walrus set to music by Doug Peterman, with musical arrangement.  Includes personal note from Peterman to AFM regarding use of poem in Stratford reading and posters announcing musical event.

67Raymond Souster Award 2013

Certificate stating: The League of Canadian Poets presents The 2013 Raymond Souster Award for the Best Book of Poetry by a League of Canadian Poets Member - A.F. Moritz for The New Measures (House of Anansi Press)  

68Anne Szumigalski Lecture 2013

League of Canadian Poets 47th Poetry Festival and Conference.  Includes copies of lecture by A.F. Moritz : "A Garden is Not a Place : Poetry and Beauty", correspondence and conference information. See 2016.08 1-4 for copies of draft typescript of essay for the lecture. 

613League of Canadian Poets Annual Poetry Festival and Conference 20142014


Works by others
62Poem written by Malachi Smith (from IX Festival Internacional de Poesia de Granada, Nicaragua)2014


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712Literary memorabilia 2013-2014


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Books by George Fetherling (often writing as Doug Fetherling) gone through by AFM when editing and collecting Fetherling's 2012 Collected Plans Deranged By Time.

1210Dante, La Vita Nuova1969

Translation of Dante's La Vita Nuova by Mark Musa. Contains notes by AFM throughout.   

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131Blake 1979

One of AFM's many copies William Blake.  This Norton Critical Edition shows its wear and has many notes by AFM [Description provided by AFM].  


Notes by AFM throughout a copy of Rudy Weibe's The Scorched Wood People.


Copy of Absences - New Poetry by James Tate with AFM's notes throughout.   


AFM's notes and underlined passages in a copy of Selected works by George Herbert.   


AFM's notes and underlined passages in John Ashbery's Houseboat Days.  

136Twain and Thoreaun.d.

Notes by AFM in copies of Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Thoreau's Walden.   


One of AFM's many copies of Tennyson. This one with the most extensive of his marginalia [description provided by AFM].  

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142Festival Books2014

Signed copies of books and poems purchased from fellow participants of the IX Festival Internacional de Poesia de Granada, Nicaragua.  

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11"Apps" - Albert F. Moritz Literary Résumé and Detailed Proposal and Cover Letter2014

For application to participate in the X Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, Nicaragua. Includes travel itinerary. See 2015.08 6-1 for related material.

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218Invitacion expo surrealista [Invitation to participate in surrealist exhibition]2015

Held in Costa Rica.   

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1515Janice Colbert Prize Judging2016

Includes notes, correspondence and a typescript of poems.   

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127"The Fourth Carlos Montemayor Festival of Poetry"2010

Draft typescript. Article appeared in the National Post on November 26, 2010.  Event is a poetry festival held in Mexico. 

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151Poetry promotion 1997-1998

Includes notes on Canadian literature collection in libraries, lists of AFM publications, press releases for Conflicting Desire, and order forms for AFM publications.

1512Ellul Conference - Carleton University July 20142014

Includes handwritten notes on papers, schedules, conference materials.   

1514Ellul Conference, Berkeley 20162016

Includes notes, conference material, etc.   

159Interview with James Wood2016

Early version of the interview by James Wood ; a short version was published in Prism International.  See 1-11

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161League of Canadian Poets AGM 20162016

Consists of notes and annual report.   

1611Year of the Quiet Sun - A hand-printed folio of exquisite collages and poetry by Ludwig Zeller2014-2015

Consists of card notices for publication by Someone Editions (3 copies) and a listing of prints available.   

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174American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters1991

Includes programme, pamphlet and seating plan.  AFM was given an award for poetry.    

179Vallum documents2016

Consists of financial documents.   

1713Miscellaneous items from Lit events2015-2016

Includes brochures, invitations, notices, etc.   

1716Mexico - International Conference of Translators 19951995

Includes souvenirs, notes, conference material and photographs.    

(Photos P1-3)
Box 1
18Presentation materials on Jacques Ellul for conference July 20162016

Typed notes on Le bluff technologique.   

110Introduction for Gilberto Meza's selected poems 2014


126gritLit Literary Festival talk - "Just How Pre-Industrial Will Post-Industrial Poetry Be?"2010

Typed notes for talk.   

15A.F. Moritz interview by Samantha Ainsworth for Malahat2014

Typed questions and responses.  Interview was to appear in Malahat - online version of magazine starting 2 June 2014.

16"In which the journey is a dream" - Interview of A.F. Moritz by Evan Jones2016

Two typed copies of interview question and answers.  

17Open Book: Anansi Spring 2015 Poets Mini-Interview2015

Topic is around Sequence.  

111James Wood interview2016

Typescripts of revised drafts, final and full versions of interview of AFM by James W. Wood for for PRISM and Poetry.  Questions related to Sequence. See 15-9

116'Poetry in Voice' website interview June 20162016


Box 15

Consists of AFM's application and acceptance into the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). Includes membership agreement.   

1510Ellul Conference San Francisco 20162016

Includes conference material. AFM was a chair at the conference.  

1511Ellul Conference Workshop Illinois 2012

Held at Wheaton College, 8-10 July, 2012. Includes handwritten notes, schedules, materials, etc.   

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172Writer's Trust of Canada - Latner Prize judging2015

Includes notes, correspondence, etc.   

1711Gifts from Exile2016

Gifts from the publisher Exile. Includes a copy of Hoggwash by Barry Callaghan and two catalogues of drawings by Claire Wiessman Wilks 

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Works by others
1911Browning's Complete Poetical Works, AFM's copy with marginalia 1895

Copy of The Cambridge Edition of the Poets - Browning. ed. Horace E. Scudder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.   

Box 1
111Masters Class Session2017

Notes, correspondence and handwritten lecture materials for the Masters Class session, led by AFM at the League of Canadian Poets AGM and Conference. June 2017.

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21League of Canadian Poets AGM 20172017

Consists of agendas, reports, minutes and handwritten notes taken by AFM during lectures other than his Masters Class session. Some material was intended to be incorporated into the Masters Class on the fly.

29Pat Lowther Award Judging2017

Material related to the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, of which AFM was a judge. Includes correspondence and entry submission forms.

212Rafi Aaron book launch giveaways2017

Items from Rafi Aaron's In the Days of the Cotton Wind and the Sparrow book launch. Includes a copy of the book which was edited by AFM, a copy of Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Vol. 40 No. 4, and the Exile Editions catalogue.

217Review of "Shimmer Report"2017

Review of Brian Campbell's Shimmer Report for inclusion in Vallum magazine, pre-publication. Also includes a copy of the magazine's contributor contract, correspondence with Vallum editors and Brian Campbell, and corrections and notes. See Accession 2017.07 Box 2-7 for a copy of the published magazine.

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Invitations to various literary and literary-related events attended by AFM, including the 2016 Writers' Trust Award, Anansi's Poetry Bash 2017, the 2017 Griffin Prize Poetry Awards, a memorial service for editor/publisher Ellen Seligman, and Eli Sol's bar mitzvah (the son of poet Adam Sol).

39Knife Fork Book2017

Invitation to Knife Fork Book event with handwritten notes regarding the event and attendees.

310"Vallum" Contract2017

Contract for "Evolution" for Vallum 14.1. See Accession 2017.07 Box 2-7 and 2-17 for related material.

311Eva Kolacz2017

Invitation and program for The Artis magazine event with special feature artist Eva Kolacz.

315The Art Bar program2016

Program from The Art Bar Poetry Series event, at which AFM presented. October 2016.

316Pierson Ekphrasis event material2016

Includes: an invitation; the Fall 2016 issue of Update, Vol 23, Issue 3, with the event listed on page 6; a small press chapbook by Ruth Roach Pierson, Untraceable Thought, signed to AFM; and AFM's notes on the evening launch, which included an Ekphrastic reading series in which he was included as a reader.

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11 /OSFrozen Charlotte 20142014

Frozen Charlotte, Catherine Heard's sculpture for The Magic Vending Machine of Fate, a multi-disciplinary project for Canadian artists. Sculpture consists of 14 Frozen Charlotte china dolls and features poems by Gary Barwin, Gregory Betts, Kathleen McCracken and AFM. 3 dolls are held inside plastic balls.

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105-6Conference Planning, Ellul2018

Papers pertaining to AFM's role as a planner of the 2018 International Jacques Ellul Conference in Vancouver, including correspondence, scheduling, budgeting and session planning.

107Travel Folder and Notes, Ellul Conference2018

Handwritten notes from the 2018 Ellul Conference, typescript of Ellul paper delivered, printed materials from the conference and trip itinerary.

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116Notes and translations for the Canadian Writers Summit2018

Notes and poems related to AFM's participation in the Canadian Writers Summit from June 15-17. Participation in panels on the UofT Creative Writing MA and the Literary Translators Association.

117Poetry Events, First Half2018

Notes, invitations, correspondence, etc. for AFM's literary events from the first half of 2018.

119Interview, Toronto Reference LibraryOctober 2017

Material related to a one-on-one interview at the Toronto Reference Library conducted by John Miller on October 5, 2017.

1110Recording of Toronto Reference Library InterviewOctober 2017

DVD recording of the Toronto Reference Library interview. 2 DVDs.

1111Script, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry Event2017

AFM's personal script and poem "The Clock" to read at the Poetry Event as well as correspondence regarding the reading with organizers and other poets on October 29, 2017.

1112Albert Campbell Library TalkAugust 2018

Reading and talk given to Bengali Literary Resource Centre, Albert Campbell Library, in Scarborough on August 4, 2018.

1113Notes and Travel, Eden Mills Writers FestivalSeptember 2017

Notes, paperwork, event materials and correspondence for the Eden Mills Literary Festival on September 9, 2018.

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