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) 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 935-6792.
Sunday, January 21: Steven Moyse, Cali Waddell, Richard Jacobs, Iris Herbst, and David Rousseau
The calendar for 2017/2018 season below. All Afternoons are on Sundays and start at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 12: Monica Nawrocki, Norm Gibbons, Oriane Lee Johnston, Joan Bevington, and Gail Millbank.
Sunday, January 21: Stephen Moyse, Cali Waddell, Richard Jacobs, Iris Herbst, and David Rousseau
Sunday, February 18
Sunday, March 11
The last Literary Afternoon of this 2016/2017 winter season was on Sunday, March 12 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the museum. Cortes authors Heather Ogilvie, Edward Colley, Holly-Anne Dobb, Andy Vine and Norm Gibbons were presenting their work. Organized by the Museum and Seniors Helping Seniors. Everyone is welcome.
Speakers on Sunday, February 19, 2017, were Erika Grundmann, Iris Herbst, Carol Lewis, Johnny Mc Wha, David Rousseau, and Oriane Lee Johnston.
The house was full on Sunday, January 22, 2017! We listened to the stories by Cortes writers: Yvonne Kipp, Cali Waddell, Shaena Lambert, Richard Jacobs, Brian Hayden, Dancing Wolf, and Lynne Jordan, who moved us into other worlds. The readings was followed by the opportunity to talk to the writers and our friends enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and refreshments.
For more pictures from the event–see our Facebook page.
Admission is free, donations are welcome. Organized by Seniors Helping Seniors Society and the Cortes Island Museum.
During 2016/2017 we had Literary Afternoons on the following dates:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2 –3.30 p.m.
Sunday, February, 2017 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November, 20, 2016, at 2 p.m.
During 2015/2016 we had Literary Afternoons on the following dates:
Sunday, November 15
Thursday, December 17 (Christmas Tea)
Sunday, January 17
Thursday, February 18 (Archival Reading)
Sunday, March 6