About Us

The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia was founded in 1994, in Great Village, Nova Scotia, to celebrate the life and work of the poet Elizabeth Bishop. The EBSNS seeks through its various activities to reclaim Elizabeth Bishop as a Nova Scotia writer, thus enriching our literary and cultural heritage.

The Society holds three or four board meetings during the year, usually in Great Village at the Bishop House. The Annual General Meeting of the Society is held mid June at a larger facility in Great Village.

The EBSNS contributed to the purchase of an extensive family archive, which documents Bishop’s Nova Scotia childhood and is housed at Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.

2022-2023 Executive and Board includes:


Pat Townsend – President
Laura Sharpe – Vice President
Sandra Barry – Secretary
Joy Graham – Treasurer


John Barnstead

Lois Bray

Rosaria Campbell

Laurie Gunn

Meredith Layton

Janet Maybee

Patti Miller (Past President)

Libby Schofield

Honorary Patron – Suzie LeBlanc

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