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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Launch of Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop: Elizabeth Bishop Centenary (2011) Writing Competition

As part of the year-long celebration marking Elizabeth Bishop’s 100th birthday in 2011, the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia sponsored a writing competition (with financial assistance from Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage) for writers of all ages. Submissions came in five categories (Grades Primary to Six, Grades Seven to Nine, Grades Ten to Twelve, Post-Secondary and Adult). The competition received 106 entries and 15 writers were awarded prizes. Many of these writers are from Nova Scotia, but there are also writers from other parts of Canada, the United States and as far away as Australia. Winners received their awards at the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Arts Festival in Great Village, 19-21 August 2011.

The EBSNS is thrilled to announce the publication and launch of Echoes of Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bishop Centenary (2011) Writing Competition at it Annual General Meeting in Great Village, N.S., on 22 June 2013.

This book was designed and printed by the award-winning Gaspereau Press in Kentville, N.S. The book contains the winning entries of the competition, as well as six colour images: photographs and paintings, which were part of two Elizabeth Bishop Centenary visual art exhibitions: Truro Art Society’s “Paint Great Village” exhibition held in Truro and Great Village, July–August 2011; and ViewPoint Gallery’s “One Art” photographic exhibition held in Halifax, September 2011.

Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop can be purchased online at the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia website:

Copies will also be for sale at Bookmark, Halifax, N.S., wonderful independent bookstore, and at the launch.
Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop is an
Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Legacy project.

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