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Pierre Morency fonds. - 1963-1989. - 1.30 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Writer, poet and playwright Pierre Morency was born in Lauzon, Quebec (Lévis County) in 1942. He obtained his B.A. at the Collège de Lévis in 1963 and his teaching diploma from the Université Laval in 1966. From 1963 to 1968, he taught in Lévis, where he founded and directed the Théâtre étudiant de Lévis (1961-1964). As a storyteller and author of a number of plays and short comedies for Radio-Canada radio, he created more than 200 literary and comedy programs, including Le Repos du guerrier and Bestiaire de l'été. He published a collection of his poetry, Poèmes de la froide merveille de vivre, which won the Du Maurier Award in 1968. Morency founded a poetry journal Inédits, for which he acted as director (1969-71), and he helped found the poetry journal Estuaire in 1976. A sparkling host, he ran numerous poetry evenings, les Soirées poétiques du Chantauteuil, in Quebec City (1969-1970) and elsewhere in the province. His awards include the 1975 Prix Claude-Sernet (Rodez, France) for the body of his work, the Prix de l'Institut canadien de Québec for the body of his work in 1979, the Prix Québec-Paris in 1988, the Prix Ludger-Duvernay in 1991, and the Prix France-Québec in 1992. In 1993, Morency was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République française.

Scope and Content

The Pierre Morency fonds documents the multimedia career of this writer who is known primarily as a poet and ornithologist. It contains correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of poetry, theatre, radio plays, narratives and radio scripts; also documented are awards, literary events, speeches and articles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1990 and 1993. [1990-11, 1993-19]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restriction: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary inventory available.

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