1 Works by Zina Woolf Hickman
Zina Alberta Woolf was born to John Anthony Woolf II and Mary Lucretia Hyde Woolf on December 17, 1887, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She was the 10th of 12 children. After completion of public and high schools in Cardston and Lethbridge, Zina went on to Calgary Normal School (Teacher’s Education), Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, received her BA degree from the University of Utah, did some post-graduate work at Chataugua, New York, then received her Masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
For several years prior to World War I Zina taught English and Dramatic Arts at various locations in Salt Lake City and Provo. While teaching at BYU she met George Francis Hickman, also a teacher at that time principal at a boys’ academy in Spanish Fork. They were married in Provo on January 24, 1915.
Zina worked for the Salt Lake Telegram (later the Salt Lake Tribune) for 15 years. She wrote feature articles, edited the entire woman's page, and wrote a daily column called "Betty Blair's Hearts Haven." She was also a poet and essayist. Her poetry and prose essays were published in national magazines, such as Harper’s Quarterly, and frequently appeared in local newspapers or periodicals. Many of her efforts won literary awards and she was represented several times in Utah Sings, anthologies of local poets. She was also a sponsor of the creative arts, organizing, promoting, and actively serving the Art Barn, Beaux’s Arts functions, Drama League of America, Chi Delta Phi, Soroptimists, etc.