NICKERSON, Betty




Author Tags: Women

DATE OF BIRTH: 26 June 1922

PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Scott, Kansas

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1954

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1984

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: "WASP"

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Founder and National Coordinator All About Us Foundation, Ottawa

BOOKS:

Old and Smarth: Women and the Adventure of Aging (Harbour Publishing, 1995)

Celebrate the Sun: Festivals Through the Art of Children (McClelland & Stewart, 1969)

The Creative Child: Promise of the 80's (All About Us Books, 1980)

Girls Will Be Women: Femmes de Demain, editor (All About Us Books, 1975)

Chi: Letters from Biafra (new press, 1970)

How the World Grows Its Food (McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, 1945)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:

Betty Nickerson was born during a Kansas tornado in 1922. She earned her BA in sociology and agriculture and did postgraduate work in Interdisciplinary Communications at McGill University. She raised three children, and spent seven years writing, producing and hosting youth TV shows in Winnipeg. She has been awarded a British Council Fellowship, an India Arts Council Fellowship and the Queen's Jubilee Medal. She is the author of three other books and co-author of a fourth. She is the founder of the Amazing Greys, a gathering of older women. Nickerson lives on Vancouver Island.

[BCBW 2003] "Women"