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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Check Out Great Village Then and Now on the Elizabeth Bishop Festival Facebook Page

Laura Sharpe of Great Village has been the creative and expressive mind behind the Elizabeth Bishop Festival Facebook Page. Laura is a student at Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, N.S. She has been writing fantastic "Great Village Monday" essays about her memories and experiences of living in Great Village. On Monday, 9 June, she posted a wonderful photo montage of Great Village then and now. Check it out! Though many things have changed since Elizabeth Bishop's time there in the 1910s and 1920s, many things have stayed the same. I for one am thrilled with what Laura is doing -- showing us her Great Village and how it echoes Elizabeth Bishop's village -- and how her own generation inhabits this still vibrant community. Bravo, Laura! And thank you for your fantastic work. Laura and her sister April and their friend Serena George will be at the festival screening two short films they have created -- and I think we'll be able to convince Laura to share the photo montage with everyone, too.

[Note: I am not on Facebook, so I am not able to comment on her work there -- but I'm happy to have this place to do so.]

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