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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Exciting News from the EBSNS

The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia was thrilled to learn that our Honorary Patron Suzie LeBlanc has been made a Member of the Order of Canada! Check out this link for the full list of recipients:

The EBSNS Board and members congratulate Suzie for this much deserved recognition. We are so proud of her.
Suzie will be singing some of her Elizabeth Bishop songs in Victoria, B.C., on 18 April 2015 (http://victoriasymphony.ca/concerts/a-celebration-of-poetry-i-am-in-need-of-music/ ). Before that, in mid-February she will sing some of these songs and her popular Acadian songs in New Brunswick. For details of Suzie's 2015 schedule, see her website (http://suzieleblanc.com/site/ )


The other exciting news: On Saturday, 8 August 2015, the EBSNS will present The Elizabeth Bishop Festival,” a one-day arts extravaganza, in Great Village, N.S. Inspired by Elizabeth Bishop’s eclectic interest in and love of all the arts, this festival will draw together artists of all disciplines from across Nova Scotia who will participate in a wide variety of activities. This festival is a celebration of Nova Scotia’s rich cultural heritage and artistic practices.
Planning for the festival is underway and the EBSNS will make regular announcements on the blog about the artists who will participate and the programme over the next seven months. Mark THE ELIZABETH BISHOP FESTIVAL “In the Village,” 8 August 2015, on your calendars!!

Join us for a day of celebration, inspiration and fun. We’ll have the banners up and the welcome mat out – we look forward to seeing you there! 
April Sharpe is the young Great Village artist who created the permanent banner that is displayed in Great Village every summer. She is wearing a t-shirt with the image used for the EB100 banner in 2011.

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