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The first issue of what became The Garneau Review came out of my nine months living in the City of Edmonton from the end of August, 2007 to the end of May, 2008, as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta. Living in Lord Strathcona’s neighbourhood, along the south shore of the North Saskatchewan River, just about everything I did in Edmonton existed in the direct line between my basement apartment in Allandale, my office in the Humanities Building, and the Garneau Pub in-between, named after my more immediate surroundings, after Métis Laurent Garneau who first homesteaded along what is now 109th Street.

rob mclennan
Ottawa, Ontario
June 2009
Garneau Theatre