"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Pocket of Time goes to Colchester school libraries

The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia is donating copies of A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop to several Colchester County schools: Great Village Elementary, West Colchester Consolidated, Chiganois Elementary and Debert Elementary. Laurie Gunn has sent me these photos of the copies in question. Nice to see the book is already receiving some attention in the local press (check out the link in the News section.) Rita Wilson and Emma FitzGerald had a day with the students at Great Village Elementary School yesterday. I am sure Rita and Emma will be visiting more schools with this enchanting and important book.
(signed by the authors)

Monday, December 9, 2019

Great Village launch of A POCKET OF TIME

On Sunday, 8 December, at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, N.S., Rita Wilson and Emma FitzGerald launched A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Great Village. I wish I could have been there, but it was not possible. Laurie Gunn kindly sent me some photos of the event, which looks like it was a grand time. I know for certain that the house itself would have loved all that company, all those wonderful people celebrating Bishop's time there. Thanks, Laurie, for sharing some glimpses of the event.
(Rita reading in the dining room.)
(Emma talking about her illustrations.
Meredith Layton listens.)
(Many folks gathered to listen.)
(An enlargement of one of Emma's images.)
(Lisa from Woozles selling books.)
(Rita signing. Thanks Rita for seeing this book
through to its beautiful conclusion. Now the fun begins.
Today in Great Village, Rita and Emma are spending
time with the children at the GV School.)

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Halifax launch of A POCKET OF TIME

On 7 December at the Central Library in Halifax, N.S., Rita Wilson, Emma FitzGerald and Nimbus Publishing launched A POCKET OF TIME: THE POETIC CHILDHOOD OF ELIZABETH BISHOP. I was so glad to be able to attend this event, a packed room on the children's floor of the library. Many EBSNS friends were there, including Susan Kerslake, who has provided the photos of the gathering below. Today in Great Village, at the Elizabeth Bishop House, Rita and Emma will be having another launch. I hope to have photos from it to share, too. You can get hold of the book by going to the Nimbus Publishing website -- or in Nova Scotia, by going to your local independent bookstore.
(Rita and Emma)
(Emma, Rita and Sandra)
(Signing)
(The fantastic cake, which was delicious!)

Monday, December 2, 2019

A Pocket of Time launches this week

Just a reminder that A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop, written by Rita Wilson and illustrated by Emma FitzGerald, will be launching this week. I am so excited about this book, which will introduce a new generation to the marvel of EB's life and work. We will be posting images from the launches when they become available. Stay tuned!