Writer, Researcher, Editor, Speaker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Muir’s first published story was in Child Life when
she was 10. It was about the marsh hens that lived in the marsh in front of their Ottawa Valley farm home. The magazine sent her $1. Since then, she has published non-fiction stories in magazines in Canada, the United States, Australia and Great Britain. And recently, she has written non-fiction books for adults. But her goal is to write children’s books and her first three picture books have recently been published – Air-Crazy, Fascinating Stories of Canadian Women in the Air, Libres Comme L'air and Air-Crazy Too.
When she’s not writing, she’s an active volunteer with the Royal Ontario Museum, having headed the 600-strong volunteer contingent at the ROM and the international travel program there, ROMtravel. She likes gardening – her backyard was featured one year on Toronto’s “Secret Gardens” tours. Liz sails in summer and in the winter reads mystery stories and historical fiction and writes her own stories. And she gives thanks for her two adult children who often dig her out of trouble in computer land.
An Unrecognized Contribution: Women and Their Work in Nineteenth Century Toronto
October 2022 by Dundurn Press. It tells the story of women’s work in the 19th century in the settlement days of early Toronto.
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An Unrecognized Contribution: Women and their work in 19th century Toronto
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
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A Women's History of the Christian Church is on this list!
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“A treasure trove of incredible lives lived. Muir introduces us to an endless cast of women whose lives were marked by incredible bravery, innovation, and achievement against all odds.” — RICK MERCER
Celebrating women’s contributions to early Toronto.
Women in nineteenth-century Toronto were integral to the life of the growing city. They contributed to the city’s commerce and were owners of stores, factories, brickworks, market gardens, hotels, and taverns; as musicians, painters, and writers, they were a large part of the city’s cultural life; and as nurses, doctors, religious workers, and activists they strengthened the city’s safety net for those who were most in need.
Their stories are told in this wide-ranging collection of biographies, the result of Muir’s search of early street directories, the first city histories, personal diaries, and other documents, highlighting scores of women and the work they undertook during a period of great change for the city.
Click above image to read Elizabeth's blog article about her new book