Geraldine Johnstone

Teacher; Poet

1892 - 1974

Geraldine Johnston was a teacher, community worker and a prolific poet.

She wrote four books of poetry, contributed to two international anthologies and was listed in the 1970-1971 edition of International Who’s Who in Poetry.

A teacher at Paget Glebe School for 30 years, she used her passion for writing in the classroom, composing poems for students on the spot. She also wrote short stories, school skits and plays.

Her poems appeared regularly in the Bermuda Recorder and Fame magazine and were published in anthologies in Barbados and Italy.

A woman with varied interests, she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Socratic Literary Club and a founding member of the Bermuda Writers Club and the charitable organization Waggon Wheel Club.

Following her death in 1974, her poetry books were compiled into a single volume and published as The Life and Love of Geraldine Johnston.

In 2006, she was the recipient of a posthumous Founders Award from the Bermuda Arts Council.