"In most instances, emigration is a matter of necessity, not choice" - Susanna Moodie
Renowned writer Margaret Atwood and iconic artist Charles Pachter's captivating collaboration, "The Journals of Susanna Moodie," prompt new insight into the experiences of early settlers and today's newcomers. Atwood's lucid and lyrical poems are directly inspired by Moodie's journal entries, while Pachter's illustrations are expressive visual interpretations of Atwood's stirring poetry. The exhibition includes thirty original prints with poems on loan from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
In conversation with Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood:
March 29. 2016 6pm in Noel Ryan Auditorium at Mississauga Central Library.
"The Journals of Susanna Moodie" is a book of poetry by Margaret Atwood, first published in 1970. In the book, Atwood adopts the voice of Susanna Moodie, a noted early Canadian writer and attempts to imagine and convey Moodie's feelings about life in rural Canada in the 19th century.
Charles Pachter began illustrating the poems in 1968, when Atwood sent him a first manuscript of her book. The book was later republished in 1997 with a series of illustrations by Charles Pachter.
Join us live in conversation with Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood to speak about their iconic work, "The Journals of Susanna Moodie" in Noel Ryan Auditorium at Mississauga Central Library.
Live video stream from Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
The exhibition features artifacts from the Museum's Collection and a series of films Courtesy of the National Film Board illustrating what it means to be Canadian. Artifacts will include: Mississauga's own "ERICA", an R2D2 inspired bus transit app from the 70's and the niquab worn by Zunera Ishaq when she garnered international attention by refusing to remove it when she took her oath of Canadian Citizenship.
Begumpura - translated from Hindi, means "wives colony". Begumpura tells the unique story of wives and children making a life in Mississauga while their husbands workabroad.