INVITATIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Listed below are various invitations & appointments James A. MacNeill has attended:
- Invited to address a session of the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, 1965. Speech published in New Approaches, 1966.
- Appointed chairman, Division III English Curriculum Committee 1965
- Appointed editor, affiliate publications, NCTE, U.S.A. 1976-1970
- Invited by the Humanities Association, University of Saskatchewan, to address their meeting, Feb. 1966
- Invited by Dr. Carlyle King, Chairman, English Department, University of Saskatchewan, to teach creative writing for the Saskatchewan Arts Board at their Summer School for the Arts, 1965-67
- Invited by Saskatchewan Arts Board to locate Saskatchewan writers 1968-69
- Appointed collegiate principal, Saskatoon Public School System, 1969-1987
- Appointed committee member, Region IV Innovative Grants Committee, Saskatchewan Department of Education, 1974
- Invited by the New Brunswick Teachers' Association to address their Fredericton conference, October, 1975
- Learned Societies International Conference asked to use my poetry in their anniversary publication during their conference at the University of Saskatchewan, 1979
- Invited by the Saskatchewan Teachers of English to address sessions of their conference in 1979 and again in 1989
- Invited by the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, to act as a referee on an interview committee for college admission, 1980
- Invited by the Provincial Library to act as one of twelve traveling authors to various Saskatchewan communities as part of Celebrate Saskatchewan, 1980
- Invited to serve as program director, mayor's committee, Saskatoon's 'Commemorate' '85, the centenary of the Northwest Rebellion, 1984-1994. At the conclusion of this work I was awarded the designation "Friend of the College."
- Invited to attend the Constitutional Conference in Calgary by the federal government, 1992
- Invited by the Battlefords Historical Society to sit on their project Committee, 1994
- Invited by William Warwick, then publisher of the Battlefords Telegraph to write a series of freelance columns. After the paper changed hands, I continued to write the columns, 1992-2005.
"Einstein's E=mc2 stands as a writer's touchstone --- a thing of beauty in which five small symbols explain the universe." --James A. MacNeill