Poet Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland’s latest book, inspired by Joggins Fossil Cliffs, to be launched On November 3rd, 2019, at the Joggins Fossil Centre

by JFI staff

Joggins, Nova Scotia — Poet Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland’s latest book, Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge, Pangea’s Dream Remembered: A Poetic Odyssey, will be launched at the Joggins Fossil Centre on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm.

Glenn-Copeland, is a Sackville, NB, writer, theatre artist, storyteller, and arts educator, whose artistic practice is rooted in a commitment to environmental and social justice. She began the research and writing of the narrative poem during her tenure as the Joggins Fossil Institute’s 2018 ArtScape Artist-in-Residence. Through Artscape, the JFI invites international visual, literary and performing artists to create art that engages with the natural environment and surroundings of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator of Palaeontology for JFI, calls Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge “an insightful, heartfelt and refreshing interpretation of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs’ influence on science as well as our collective histories and imagination.” And music journalist, Nick Storring, describes it as “lyrical, bewildering, heartening, and unsettling, this work sees an individual voice reckoning with the overwhelming complexity of our present moment.”

Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge was published by Chapel Street Editions, Woodstock, NB, in association with the Joggins Fossil Institute and with financial assistance from the Municipality of the County of Cumberland.

Glenn-Copeland will read from Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge during the launch and is happy to sign copies of her book which are available for sale at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

This is a free event and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Laurie Glenn Norris at 902-251-2727 ext. 224 or email <education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net.

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Laurie Glenn Norris M.A.
Education and Outreach Manager
Joggins Fossil Centre
(902) 251–2727 Ext. 224 Email: <education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net