The University of Winnipeg

February 21, 2005 09:00 ET

Prominent Cdn Author to be Named First Carol Shields Writer-in-Res

Don Shields & Lloyd Axworthy to name inaugural University of Winnipeg Writer-in-Res in Toronto at Random House Reception on Monday Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Books Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2005) - Don Shields and members of the Shields family will join Lloyd Axworthy, President of The University of Winnipeg, and Susan Thompson, CEO of The University of Winnipeg Foundation, to name the first recipient of The University of Winnipeg Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence.

The University of Winnipeg
Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Reception
Random House (1 Toronto Street, Unit 300)
Monday, Feb. 21, 2005
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Many guests attending the reception will proceed to the world premiere of Carol Shields' book-to-play "Unless" at the CanStage Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts). The stage adaptation was written by Carol and her daughter Sara Cassidy.

The Shields family generously provided $100,000 to start The University of Winnipeg Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence program. Carol Shields was the much-loved Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg from 1996-2000.

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For further information, please contact:
Katherine Unruh, Director of Communications
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.786.9872 C: 204.782.3279
or
Annette Elvers, Communications Officer
T : 204.786.9939
/For further information: Contact either: Katherine Unruh at 204.782.3279 or Annette Elvers at 204.786.9939/ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Katherine Unruh, Director of Communications, The University of Winnipeg
    Primary Phone: 204-782-3279
    Secondary Phone: 204-786-9939
    E-mail: k.unruh@uwinnipeg.ca