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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

“I am in need of music” launched in Australia!

From left to right: Cathy Meinig, Craig Hill (clarinetist),
Dindy Vaughan, Mariette Perrinjaquet (artist), Peter Meinig

Dindy Vaughan, our keen supporter in Australia, hosted a launch for “I am in need of music.” The gathering occurred at Dindy’s home in Croydon, on Sunday, 24 November, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Dindy writes, “The day was unusually cold for late spring, and some people rang to say the current flu virus had put them out of action, but we still had a warm and friendly gathering with those who came. We played the CD right through, reading some of the poetry, all interspersed with good things to eat and drink; although wine was supplied, I have NEVER in my life made so many cups of tea at such a function!! I think the weather must have got into everyone’s bones!”

 Skye Bannard and Gerard Flynn performing viola duets.
 Holly May Caldwell, one of the attendees, remarked of the music, “A stunning work, very much enjoyed by all — congratulations to all involved.” Dindy adds, “3MBS FM Radio presenter Tony Thomas let me know that he had received the CD I posted, and he will certainly be broadcasting it, so that was good news too.” So, stay tuned Australia, for more of “I am in need of music”!

 Dindy standing with "River -- 4 Panels" (Part 1) by Graham Willoughby

Dindy also noted that she had a mini-art exhibition in her hall and library, featuring works by Janice McBride, Graham Willoughby, Levantai, Brigid Burke, Neil McLeod and Judi Woodward — all Australian artists with well-established careers.

 "Seashepherd at Williamstown" by Janice McBride

Thank you Dindy, and all your friends, for being so steadfastly and enthusiastically supportive of this project.

 "Jijay" by Neil MacLeod, rug featured is by textile artist Isabel Foster

To purchase the CD:

Holly Caldwell with "Untitled" by Levantai

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ECHOES OF ELIZABETH BISHOP -- A great Christmas gift!!

Thanks to the Shoreline Journal (http://www.theshorelinejournal.com/), a community newspaper serving Colchester County, for publishing a notice from the EBSNS about Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop, which we think makes a great Christmas gift: a diverse group of writers and delightful writing, reasonably priced and not expensive to mail.
 You can purchase a copy of Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop online at the EBSNS website: