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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

“Writing the World” – Conversations with writers at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival

One of the afternoon events at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival in Great Village, N.S., on 8 August 2015, is a conversation with four exceptional writers: John Barnstead, Binnie Brennan, Carole Langille and Harry Thurston. This conversation will be moderated by yours truly.

We will be profiling all these writers as the winter and spring progresses. This post features writer and sculptor Carole Langille.

Carole Glasser Langille is the author of four books of poetry, a collection of short stories and two children’s books and has been nominated for The Governor General’s Award in poetry, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, long-listed for the ReLit award in fiction, and has received “Our Choice Award” from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. In 2013 she was awarded The Established Artist Recognition Award. Carole has given readings and workshops in South Africa, India, Kauai and Paris. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. [Ed. Note: I have just learned from Carole that her collection of linked short stories I am what I am because you are what you are has been accepted by award-winning Nova Scotia publisher Gaspereau Press. It will appear in the fall of 2015.]
Carole in front of Shakespeare and Co., Paris
Carole is also a sculptor who makes use of one of the most expressive natural mediums in Nova Scotia: driftwood. Her whimsical driftwood people will be exhibited at the Craig Gallery (http://www.alderneylanding.com/gallery/), Dartmouth, N.S., from 24 June to 5 July 2015. The opening takes place Wednesday, 24 June, at 7 p.m. She will bring some of this cast of characters to the Elizabeth Bishop Festival.

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