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!
This season, 2020/2021, will be our 10th! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will have them in Manson’s Hall, where we can gather with 22 people, socially distanced, in a well-aired room – unless Dr. Bonnie Henry will advise otherwise, later in the season.
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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in the 2020/21 season, the meetings will be held in Manson’s Hall to allow for social distancing.
Literary Afternoons – 2020/2021:
Sunday, November 1, 2020: Monica Nawrocki, Richard Jacobs, Cali Waddell, Laurel Bohart and Dancing Wolf
Sunday, November 22, 2020: Jane Newman, Karen McDiarmid, Judy Williams, Irene Blueth, and Brian Hayden (this date, Nov. 22, was cancelled and will be held at a later date due to stricter COVID-19 restrictions now in place until Dec. 15)
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Sunday, February 28
Literary Afternoons – 2019/2020:
Sunday, February 23, 2020: Iris Steigemann, Rex Weyler, Erika Grundmann, Yvonne Kipp and Manda Aufochs Gillespie.
Sunday, January 26, 2020: Joan Bevington, Brian Hayden, Elke Finley, Kendall Kuropatwa and Dancing Wolf.
Sunday, November 24, 2019: Dayna Davis, Andy Vine, Laurel Bohart, Richard Jacobs and Cali Waddell.
Sunday, October 27, 2019: Monica Nawrocki, Norm Gibbons, Oriane Lee Johnston, Lynne Jordan and Carrie Saxifrage.
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
Sunday, February 19
Sunday, January 22
Sunday, November 20
Literary Afternoons – 2015/2016:
Sunday, November 15
Thursday, December 17 (Christmas Tea)
Sunday, January 17
Thursday, February 18 (Archival Reading)
Sunday, March 6