"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia


18 June 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Great Village Legion, Great Village, N.S.


In this year of celebration of Elizabeth Bishop’s 100th birthday, the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia is marking its 17th year of existence. Since 1994, the EBSNS has been commited to raising awareness of Elizabeth Bishop’s life and work and of her strong connection to Nova Scotia. The EBSNS is centrally involved in many activities and events to mark Bishop’s centenary, so this year’s AGM will be part birthday party and part celebration update.

After a brief business meeting (to which all are welcome), members of the EBSNS and the public are invited to stay and hear all the exciting news and learn more about the wonderful events yet to come:

Official announcement of winners of “In the Village”: The Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Writing Competition.


Unveiling of brochure for the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Arts Festival,

taking place in Great Village on 19-21 August 2011.


Sandra Barry, author of Elizabeth Bishop: Nova Scotia’s “Home-Made Poet” will be present to sign copies of her book.


Talk with some of the artists involved in upcoming EB100 events.


EB100: The Elizabeth Bishop Centenary celebration in Nova Scotia will be a series of events and activities (concerts, lectures, exhibits, readings, kitchen parties, tours, publications, etc.) Because Bishop was born on 8 February 1911 and died on 6 October 1979, events will occur throughout the province and across this time span, but four points during the year — winter, spring, summer and fall — will bring a particular concentration of activity.

In addition to the events in Great Village and Halifax, many artists — writers, musicians, painters, film-makers, photographers, actors, dancers, artisans, etc. — arts groups and universities in Nova Scotia will create events to mark the centenary.

The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia is Canada’s only society devoted to celebrating the life and art of the poet Elizabeth Bishop. Educating Nova Scotians and the world about her deep and abiding connections to the province is its purpose.

Who to contact?

John Barnstead, President, EBSNS, EB100 committeeEmail: bishopcentenary@gmail.com

Sandra Barry, Secretary, EBSNS, EB100 committeeEmail: slbarry@ns.sympatico.ca

Joy Laking, EBSNS, EB Centenary Arts Festival committee: laking.joy@gmail.com

Where to find out additional information?

Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia:http://www.elizabethbishopns.org

Elizabeth Bishop Centenary blog: http://elizabethbishopcentenary.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Events website:http://elizabethbishopcelebration.ca

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