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

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Elizabeth Bishop Festival: Memory 7

During the afternoon of the EB Festival (8 August 2015), two conversations took place in the sanctuary of St. James Church. Billed as "Writing the World" and "Painting the World," these conversations brought together eight amazing artists to talk about their creative process (always with a nod to Elizabeth Bishop and our love for her work). I had the great privilege of moderating the conversation with writers John Barnstead, Binnie Brennan, Carole Langille and Harry Thurston. Fine Arts professor and curator Anne Koval (from Mount Allison University) moderated the conversation with visual artists Linda Rae Dornan, Emma FitzGerald, Carol Laing and Joy Laking. Here are the panels in action.

(l. to r.) Sandra Barry, Binnie Brennan, John Barnstead, 
Carole Langille, Harry Thurston.

(l. to r.) Anne Koval, Emma FitzGerald, Joy Laking, 
Linda Rae Dornan, Carol Laing.
Thank you to all these artists for giving us a glimpse into their creative process. It was fascinating.

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