Nova Scotia landscapes celebrated on Heritage Day at the Joggins Fossil Centre with Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland and the art of Maud Lewis

by JFI staff

Joggins, NS — The Joggins Fossil Institute marks Heritage Day, Monday February 18th, 2019, with a celebration of the Nova Scotia landscape through poetry and the visual arts, at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

Starting at 11 am, Sackville, NB, poet and 2018 ArtScape Artist-In-Residence, Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland, will present a reading from her soon-to-be published work, Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge: Pangea’s Dream Remembered and later a slideshow presentation of winter scenes created by the late Nova Scotia artist, Maud Lewis will be shown.

Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge: Pangea’s Dream Remembered is a lush narrative poem which investigates and interweaves the geological, prehistorical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs. It will be published by Chapel Street Editions, Woodstock, NB, later in the spring. Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland created the poem during her ArtScape residency with the Joggins Fossil Institute and the Institute is pleased to be a co-publisher of her book.

Glenn-Copeland has over thirty-five years’ experience as a professional writer, theatre artist and artist facilitator. Her poetry, essays and prose have been published in a variety of publications, including The Forge; Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction; and The Furious Gazelle. An excerpt from her novel, Traeh Gnul – Miranda’s Journey from the Great Forest, won the 2014 Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Young Adult Fiction Award. Her novella Jazz won the Ken Klonsky Novella Prize and was short-listed for the 2015 ReLit Award.

Maud Lewis (1903–1970) was a well-known Nova Scotia folk artist whose colourful paintings of life in rural Digby County are loved by many. Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2019 celebrates the life of Maud Lewis.

Everyone is invited to attend this public event. Refreshments will be served.

For the reading by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland the Joggins Fossil Institute acknowledges the financial assistance of the Canada Council through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

For more information contact Laurie Glenn Norris at (902) 251-2727 ext. 224 or

Media contact:

Laurie Glenn Norris M.A.
Education and Outreach Manager
Joggins Fossil Centre
(902) 251-2727 ext. 224