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Orm Mitchell

Photo: Barbara Mitchell 1999

Orm Mitchell grew up in High River, Alberta. He studied English at the University of Alberta (Honours BA and MA) and completed his PhD (on William Blake) at King's College, University of London (England). He is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of English at Trent University where he taught Canadian Literature, Romantics and Creative Writing. He has written critical essays on William Blake, film, and W.O. Mitchell. He is currently working on a number of W.O. Mitchell projects including a feature film adaptation of How I Spent My Summer Holidays, a one-man stage play based on An Evening With W.O. Mitchell, and a CD collection of some of the original 1950s CBC Jake and the Kid radio episodes.

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W.O.: The Life of W.O. Mitchell, Beginnings to Who Has Seen the Wind. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999.
W.O. Mitchell Country. Portrayed by Courtney Milne, introductory essay and selected text by Barbara and Ormond Mitchell. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999.
An Evening With W.O. Mitchell. Selected, edited, and introduced by Babara and Ormond Mitchell. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997.
"What's Ahead for Billy?", "The Stoneys", "The Alien", and "The Vanishing Point" in Magic Lies: The Art of W.O. Mitchell. Ed. David Latham and Sheila Latham. Toronto: UTP, 1997.
Mitchell: The LIfe of W.O. Mitchell, The Years of Fame 1948-1998. McClelland & Stewart, 2005.
The Devil is a Travelling Man: Two Plays by W.O. Mitchell, edited by Ormond and Barbara Mitchell. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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