The Wallace Stegner House

This is the house that Wallace Stegner lived in from age 7 to 12. The community and geography made an indelible impression upon him and was the inspiration for much of his writing.

The one and half storey house was built on this site in 1917 by Wallace Stegner's father and the family lived here until 1921 when they moved to Montana.

In 1990, the house was restored by the Eastend Arts Council and established as a Residence for Artists.

To apply for the Wallace Stegner Grant for the Arts (The month of October)

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To apply for Residency in the Wallace Stegner House (All year except for the month of October)

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Residence


The House is available as a Writer / Artist's residence for stays from one week to up to eleven months.

The rent of $250 per month (pro-rated for shorter terms) includes all utilities.
Residents are responsible for long distance telephone charges.

The Stegner House provides a quiet and attractive environment in which an artist can work on his or her professional projects.

Living in Eastend affords the resident the opportunity to explore the beauty of Southwest Saskatchewan and to experience life in a rural, agricultural community.

Residents staying for 2 weeks or more, are encouraged to donate one afternoon or evening to a community presentation. This can take the form of an art exhibit, a reading, or a talk about their work. Other than this, every effort is made to ensure a disturbance free stay.

As time and inclination allow, the residents are invited to join in community life, feature their work in local media and make themselves available for interviews with local media.

The house is situated on a quiet street on the edge of town. All town amenities are within easy walking distance and there are walking, hiking and cycling opportunities from the doorstep.

The House

The main floor consists of kitchen, dining room and living room, along with one bedroom. Upstairs, is study, one bedroom and the bathroom.

It is fully furnished and equipped with dishes, towels and bedding.

A glassed veranda runs along the front of the house.

The study on the second floor overlooks the Frenchman River and the eastern benches of the Cypress Hills, providing a spectacular view of the sunset.

Although not large, the house will comfortably accommodate two adults and one child. Please note that the Stegner House has a no smoking, no pets policy.

Funding

The Wallace Stegner House is funded in part by donations from Mary Stegner, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, Writers' Development Trust, Saskatchewan Folklore & History Society, grants from Provincial and Federal Government, and donations from many other including assistance from the Town of Eastend and Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.

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