A Conversation About Elizabeth Bishop

Join us for a panel discussion on Elizabeth Bishop, Nova Scotia’s most famous poet.

The panel, moderated by author and educator Alexander MacLeod (Light Lifting), will discuss how place, home, and memory intertwine in Bishop’s work.

Panelists include Rita Wilson and Emma FitzGerald, the creators of A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth BishopSandra Barry, Bishop scholar and author of Elizabeth Bishop: Nova Scotia’s “Home-Made” Poet; and poet Alison Smith, author of This Kind of Thinking Does No Good.

Co-presented by Dalhousie Libraries and Halifax Public Libraries.

Afterward, attendees are invited to attend an intimate conversation and book signing at Field Guide, 2076 Gottingen St, whose owner Ceilidh Sutherland’s grandmother was a first cousin of Bishop. This event will go from 9 to 11 p.m., food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Community Interest



Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library