Speaker: Mr. Grant Hayter-Menzies, biographer
Mr. Hayter-Menzies’ biographic work focuses on the lives of extraordinary women such as Lillian Carter, mother of former US President Jimmy Carter. Other works in this genre include Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton; and Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling. He also writes biographies of animal companions, like From Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division; and Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr, the story of the Javanese monkey Woo, companion of BC artist Emily Carr. Mr. Hayter-Menzies’ latest project is his memoir, The North Door: Echoes of Slavery in a New England Family (2019), which is a discovery of his ancestral legacy of three centuries of slavery.