The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Great Village Legion on 20 June 2020 in the afternoon.

(Laura Churchill Duke)

The EBSNS is pleased to say that our guest speaker will be Nova Scotia writer and journalist Laura Churchill Duke. She will read from and talk about her book Two Crows Sorrow. You can learn more about Laura by going to her website.

The society is pleased to announce that the Echoes of EB Art Gallery (in St. James Church) will present an exhibit of whimsical and wise drawings by Natalia Povalyaeva of Minsk, Belarus.

(Natalia Povalyaeva)

Natalia’s images are inspired visual interpretations of Bishop’s poetry and prose. As more details become available next year, we will update this notice.


The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia held its 2019 AGM on Saturday afternoon, 22 June 2019, in St. James Church, Great Village, N.S.

On a cool, rainy afternoon the EBSNS hosted its 2019 AGM and 25th anniversary celebration in St. James Church and the Royal Canadian Legion in Great Village, N.S. To read the minutes of this meeting, click here. To read out-going President Patti Miller’s report, click here. We had several wonderful special guests:

Rita Wilson spoke about her upcoming book, A POCKET IN TIME: ELIZABETH BISHOP’S POETIC CHILDHOOD, coming out with Nimbus in the fall.

Fabric artist Penny Lighthall spoke about her exhibit of EB-poem-inspired hooked rugs, which is on display in the Echoes of EB gallery in St. James Church this summer.

Nova Scotia poets Margo Wheaton and Harry Thurston read from their work and spoke about their connections to Elizabeth Bishop and the EB House.

The Anniversary cake, with the opening lines from EB’s poem “The Moose.” The assembled gathered at the Great Village Legion after the program where the Fire Brigade Auxiliary provided abundant refreshments.

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