Cecilia started our 2021 session by bringing to life the personal and professional successes and struggles of Miles Franklin. Ms. Franklin rejected her rural Australian upbringing in 1901 to product her first book, “My Brilliant Career”. Semi-autobiographical, it divided her family members, but found widespread success in Australia and across the world.
Ms. Franklin found a way to live a literary life, travelling to other countries, but returning to Australia in the 1930’s. Her estate established the Miles Franklin Literary Award, a lasting legacy recognizing excellence in Australian literature.
Cecilia’s presentation summary is HERE http://calgarywomensliteraryclub.com/miles-franklin/