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

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Long over due post

It has been some time since we last posted, and missed marking Bishop’s birthday last week (112th). The Bishop Society has been rather dormant recently and it is taking time to wake up and stir into action, but slowly it will happen. The society will be hosting it Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 17 June 2023, at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village. The society is excited to welcome writer Rita Wilson and illustrator Emma FitzGerald to speak about A POCKET OF TIME: THE POETIC CHILDHOOD OF ELIZABETH BISHOP. There will be more information about the AGM on the society’s website and on this blog, as the date approaches.

The American Literature Association conference in Boston from 25-28 May 2023, will feature two Bishop panels of exciting presentations by scholars such as Neil Besner, Rebecca Bradburn, Vidyan Ravinthiran and Thomas Travisano.

Here are links to two fascinating Bishop inspired projects. It is great to see so much creative response to Bishop’s life and art continue. 



And, finally, here are two images of a needle art project done by Brenda Barry, inspired by the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, N.S. (a petit point cross stitch rendition of this iconic and much loved house). I am happy to report that the artist retreat at the house is going strong, already well booked up for 2023.

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