Sarah Anne Curzon (1100 words)

Kym Bird (York University)
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Sarah Anne Curzon was Canada’s first self-declared feminist playwright. A writer, journalist, editor, and political activist, Curzon is remembered primarily for her two closet dramas, Laura Secord: The Heroine of 1812 (1887) and The Sweet Girl Graduate (1882). She was a member of Canada’s first feminist organization, the Toronto Women’s Literary Club, a founding member of the Toronto Suffrage Association and its successor, the Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association, for which she was also recording secretary. She edited Canada Citizen (1881?-1884), and edited its women’s page, the first in the country to cover women’s emancipation and access to education. She was a lecturer, a historian, and t…

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Bird, Kym. "Sarah Anne Curzon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 February 2007
[, accessed 19 March 2018.]

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