For one night only iconic artist Charles Pachter and renowned Canadian writer Margaret Atwood will be onstage at the Noel Ryan Auditorium in Mississauga for a live ‘In Conversation’ event. The event is in support of the Museums of Mississauga’s newest exhibition, Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood: The Journals of Susanna Moodie which is on display now at Bradley Museum.
Event Details – ‘In Conversation’ with Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood
Onstage event with Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Noel Ryan Auditorium (Mississauga Central Library: main floor )
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Tickets are free and are available on a first come, first served basis through Eventbrite, www.pachterandatwood.eventbrite.ca
Exhibition Details – Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood: The Journals of Susanna Moodie
An exhibition featuring 30 prints from The Journals of Susanna Moodie, a book of poetry by Margaret Atwood featuring illustrations by Charles Pachter.
Now until mid-April
Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.
1620 Orr Road
When Margaret Atwood was studying at Harvard, she had a dream about Susanna Moodie, a Canadian writer that focused on her struggles as an early settler.
After Atwood’s dream, she started writing poems based on Moodie’s stories. ‘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 and conveys 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.
Thirty prints from that book were created and have been hanging in McMichael Art Gallery since 2009. That collection is now hanging in Bradley Museum on loan from McMichael until mid-April.