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

Thursday, August 5, 2010

An Afternoon with Binnie Brennan

A fund-raiser for the Elizabeth Bishop House

Where: Elizabeth Bishop House, Great Village, N.S.

(8740 Highway # 2, right across from Wilson’s)

When: Sunday 29 August 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Spend the afternoon talking about writing, music, photography, about life and art with Halifax author and musician

Binnie Brennan

Space is limited to 15 people so don’t wait.

Suggested gift $30.00

Reservations will be taken on a first come basis, and they will go fast!!

Light refreshments (tea, coffee, punch, savouries and sweets)

RSVP ASAP to reserve a place

Sandra Barry, slbarry@ns.sympatico.ca 902-429-6385


Binnie Brennan received her earliest musical training at age five. A graduate of Queen’s University’s School of Music, Binnie also pursued studies at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. Her teachers include Tibor Vaghy, Susan Lipchak, and Siegfried Fuehrlinger. Binnie has been a member of Symphony Nova Scotia since 1989; she is also an enthusiastic chamber musician.

Co-winner of the 2009 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest, Binnie has been published in several literary journals. Her novella, Harbour View, was published by Quattro Books in the fall of 2009; in 2010 it was shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award. Binnie has attended the Humber School for Writers and other Canadian writing workshops, where she has worked with writers such as Alistair MacLeod, MG Vassanji, and Sheree Fitch. In 2007 Binnie’s story A Spider’s Tale was adapted for the stage in Halifax, where it received critical and popular acclaim.

Although born and raised in Toronto, Binnie’s Maritime roots stretch over many generations, and they deeply inform her writing. Binnie lives in Halifax with her husband and two children.

(Binnie maintains a website at www.binniebrennan.com where she keeps a blog mostly to do with her writing life, with occasional peeks at her musical life and other bits and bobs that catch her interest.)

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