At the Literary Afternoons, five or six Cortes writers read for ten minutes from their own work. For an hour, they take you into another world with their poems, prose, memoirs and more! Afterwards, we have tea, coffee, chocolate and baked goods for everyone who wants to stay and chat with their friends and the authors. Donations of baked goods or funds are gratefully accepted.
These events are organized by Seniors Helping Seniors/Cortes Island Seniors Society (SHS/CISS) and the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society.
Open to everyone willing to share their writings.
If you are a new writer and you would like to read on one of these afternoons, please contact Carina, coordinator of SHS, at 250-935-6793.
This season, 2019/2020, will begin on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Museum.
Five Cortes writers will read from their own work. After readings, around 3 p.m., you can talk to the authors and your friends, while enjoying refreshments.
The second Literary Afternoon will be on November 24.
January and February events, and the readers, will be announced later.
Mark your calendars for these popular events, that are a co-production with the Museum.
Literary Afternoons – 2018/2019:
Sunday, March 17, 2019: Elinore Harwood, Yvonne Kipp, Nassau, Irene Blueth, Doug Hamel, Emilie Wapnick.
Sunday, January 20, 2019: Monica Nawrocki, Dayna Davis, Joan Bevington, Erika Grundmann, Annie Rosenberg, Shaena Lambert.
Sunday, November 25, 2018: Iris Steigemann-Herbst, Edward Colley, Brian Hayden, Elke Finley.
Sunday, November 4, 2018: Carrie Saxifrage, Andy Vine, Oriane Lee Johnston, Richard Jacobs, Dancing Wolf
Literary Afternoons – 2017/2018:
Sunday, March 11, 2018: Dana Davis, Edward Colley, Stephen Moyse, Heather Ogilvie, Elke Finley, Richard
Sunday, February 18, 2018: Yvonne Kipp, Dayna Davis, Andy Vine, David Rousseau, Brian Hayden, Jane Newman
Saturday, January 27, 2018: Stephen Moyse, Cali Waddell, Richard Jacobs, Iris Herbst, Victor Van Buskirk
Sunday, November 12, 2017: Monica Nawrocki, Norm Gibbons, Oriane Lee Johnston, Joan Bevington, Gail Millbank.
Literary Afternoons – 2016/2017:
Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2 –3.30 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Literary Afternoons – 2015/2016:
Sunday, November 15
Thursday, December 17 (Christmas Tea)
Sunday, January 17
Thursday, February 18 (Archival Reading)
Sunday, March 6