Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1995

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1995 - Elizabeth Brewster

Elizabeth Brewster is one of a handful of Canadian women poets who began publishing in the 1940's and 1950's and led the way for a generation that followed. She has inspired and acted as a mentor to countless students and new writers during her career as a professor of English and creative writing. She has written twenty books of poetry, short stories and novels, and continues to publish. Ms. Brewster was a founding member of The Fiddlehead, one of Canada's most respected literary journals. She received an honourary literary degree from the University of New Brunswick in honour of her achievements and contribution to Canadian literature, and has been named a lifetime member of the League of Canadian Poets.