Victoria Grace Blackburn
Blackburn, in Canadian Poets (1916)
|Born||April 17, 1865|
|Died||March 4, 1928(aged 62)|
|Alma mater||Hellmuth Ladies' College|
Victoria Grace Blackburn (17 April 1865 – 4 March 1928) was a Canadian journalist and author.
Blackburn was born on April 17, 1865 in Quebec City. In 1894, after studying at Hellmuth Ladies' College, Blackburn began writing for the London Free Press. The paper was published by her father, Josiah Blackburn, and, later, by her brother, Walter Josiah Blackburn. In 1900 she became the paper's literary and drama critic.
Blackburn studied criticism in New York and spent some years in Europe with her sisters. In 1918 she returned to Canada and became managing editor of the London Free Press. She stayed in that position for a decade and was an important figure among London's cultural elite.
Beyond her journalism, Blackburn published dozens of poems, two plays and a novel.
- Blackburn, Grace (1918). "Grace Blackburn". In Garvin, John William (ed.). Canadian poems of the great war. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. pp. 19–21. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- Blackburn in SFU Digitized Collections, Simon Fraser University, Coll. Canada's Early Women Writers (with photograph)