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Recalling the Centre’s early years

Recalling the Centre’s early years

Copy of “Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson remember the early days of PEN Canada,” The Canadian Centre: P.E.N. International, (Summer 1996): 3-5. This article from the Canadian Centre’s newsletter contains a transcript of a conversation that took place between Margaret Atwood, president of the Canadian Centre (1984-86), Eugene Benson, joint-president of the Canadian Centre (1984-85), and Graeme Gibson, president of the Canadian Centre (1987-89). In their discussion these three founding members share stories about the early years of PEN in Canada, recalling the original Centre in Montreal’s split into separate French-speaking and English-speaking Centres – the former becoming what is now known as the Québécois Centre, the latter becoming the Canadian Centre. The writers also reminisce on early meetings of the English-speaking Canadian Centre, whose offices then moved to Toronto, being held over coffee and cookies in Atwood and Gibson’s dining room.

Souvenirs des premières années du Centre

Exemplaire de "Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson remember the early days of PEN Canada," The Canadian Centre: P.E.N. International, (été 1996): 3-5. Cet article tiré de l'infolettre du Centre canadien contient la transcription d'une conversation ayant eu lieu entre Margaret Atwood, présidente du Centre canadien (1984-86), Eugene Benson, président du Centre canadien (1984-85), et Graeme Gibson, président du Centre canadien (1987-89). Dans leur conversation, les trois présidents du Centre partagent des histoires à propos des premières années des Centres PEN au Canada, rappellant la séparation du Centre montréalais original en un Centre québécois francophone et un Centre anglophone situé à Toronto. Les écrivains se souviennent aussi des premières rencontres entre les membres de ce qui allait plus tard devenir le Centre canadien, rencontres ayant lieu autour d'un café et quelques biscuits dans la salle à manger d'Atwood et de Gibson.

Recordando los primeros años del Centro

Ejemplar de "Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson remember the early days of PEN Canada," The Canadian Centre: P.E.N. International, (Verano 1996): 3-5. Este artículo del boletín del Centro Canadiense contiene la transcripción de una conversación entre Margaret Atwood, presidenta del Centro Canadiense (1984-86); Eugene Benson, copresidente del Centro Canadiense (1984-85) y Graeme Gibson, presidente del Centro Canadiense (1987-89). En la discussión, los tres miembros fundadores comparten historias sobre los primeros años de PEN en Canadá, recordando el Centro original en Montreal y su posterior división en dos Centros diferentes, uno francófono y uno anglófono, convirtiéndose uno en el Centro Quebequés y el otro en el Centro Canadiense. Los escritores también hacen memoria de las primeras reuniones del Centro Canadiense anglófono, que se trasladó a Toronto, y que solían tener lugar en el salón de Atwood y Gibson, acompañadas de café y galletas.

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01/01/1996

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Canadian Centre

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Canadian Centre  (PEN Canada)

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