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The Wallace Stegner House is open to writers and artists of all modalities as a place to stay and work on their craft. The house is not open to the public, but are welcome to view the dedication plaque on the well in the yard.
To become a resident writers/artists must send a complete resume to a Committee who review and select applications a year prior to residency.
Artists, writers need visit the www.stegnerhouse.ca website to complete
the application form and apply a year in advance.
About the Wallace Stegner House
The Wallace Stegner House is situated on the banks of the Frenchman River in the picturesque town of Eastend in Southwest Saskatchewan, Canada.
Eastend is not exactly remote but it is not possible to get here by public transport. We are one hour from the TransCanada Highway. There is no bus service to Eastend. For a nominal fee we can arrange to have you met at Medicine Hat. Keep in mind that while Eastend is highly walkable, if you want to see the country, a car is the only option. For more information on the Town of Eastend and it’s attractions visit: http://www.visitcypresshills.ca/trip-planning/communities/the-town-of-eastend/
The house was built in 1917 by George Stegner. His son, Pulitzer Prize winning author and founder of the Stanford School of Creative Writing, Wallace Stegner lived in this house from age 7 to 12. The community and geography made an indelible impression upon him as reflected in his prose and western essays.
In 1990 the house was purchased and restored by the Eastend Arts Council. Heritage status was granted and the Arts Council has owned and operated the house as a residence for writers and artists since then.
The Stegner House provides a quiet and attractive environment in which an artist can work.
Living in Eastend affords the resident the opportunity to explore the beauty of Southwest Saskatchewan and experience life in a rural community.
Residents are encouraged to give one afternoon or evening to a community presentation, which can be an art exhibit, a reading or a talk about their work or life.
Otherwise, every effort is made to ensure a disturbance free stay. The house is NOT available to the public unless by appointment if available.
This house is funded entirely through the efforts of the Eastend Arts Council and every effort has been made to keep the rent low.
The rent does not cover the costs of upkeep so each year the Eastend Arts Council holds a major fundraiser – The Wallace Stegner Dinner, as well as other events throughout the year. (Please view all events at www.visitcypresshills.events)
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