Barbara Meadowcroft will give a talk on Gwethalyn Graham (1913-65): A Liberated Woman in a Conventional Age
Place: Westmount Library
4574 Sherbooke St West
Time: Wednesday February 25
Gwethalyn Graham was a passionate, socially engaged, and seriously underrated Canadian writer. Her masterpiece Earth and High Heaven is a romance between a Protestant girl and a Jewish man, which subtly reveals the anti-Semitism in war time Montreal. It was an unexpected bestseller in 1944 and was reprinted to great acclaim in 2005. Gwethalyn, who spent her life fighting for tolerance and racial equality, was passionate about Montreal, her adopted city, and the rights of the Québécois.
Barbara Meadowcroft holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from McGill University. Since 1988 she has been a research associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Concordia. University. She is the author of Painting Friends: The Beaver Hall Women Painters (1999).