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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

It is hard to believe another year has rolled around and we are approaching another Elizabeth Bishop birthday celebration. As we have been doing in Nova Scotia for the past seven or eight years (we have lost count), the co-owners of the Elizabeth Bishop House host a birthday celebration and fund-raiser in Halifax. All the particulars are found below and we hope to see you there. We have a great line up of readers, lots of fun door prizes, good munchies and, of course, BIRTHDAY CAKE!! -- and, as always, wonderful energy. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary, but there is a prize for best costume. Hope to see you there.

Last year's cake!

 ♥♥♥    102nd Birthday Party!    ♥♥♥

Celebrate Elizabeth Bishop’s Birthday
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2013
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road (behind Garrison Beer, just up from Pier 21)

Free! Everyone Welcome!

 Help Heat Her Home
(a fund-raiser for the Elizabeth Bishop House Artists’ Retreat)

Come as your favourite Bishop character or creature, or just come as What You Will. Don’t let Manners inhibit you. Come as The Man-Moth or The Moose. Have The Wit to be The Fish or The Armadillo. You might need The Patience of an Angel to be The Unbeliever or The Prodigal, but please, come flying!!

Don’t wait for The End of March or A Cold Spring. Dispel the mid-winter blues! Come for the readings, come for the birthday cake, come for the prizes (best costume is a weekend at the EB House!!). Who knows, you might end up Exchanging Hats!!!

The Colder the Air the warmer the welcome!

Readers include: John Barnstead, Valerie Compton, Sarah Emsley, Heather Jessup, Scott MacDougall, Jill MacLean, Alex E. Pierce, Mary Ellen Sullivan, and others

Special feature: Suzie LeBlanc will talk about the Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Recording, which will be launched this year.

Light refreshments

 Last year's readers

 One of our best costumes ever:
 "The Moose"

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