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!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our 2021/22 season locations will be announced separately for each meeting.
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.
Literary Afternoons – 2021/2022:
December 12, 2021 – If you missed November Afternoon, you still have a chance to listen to it. Tune to CKTZ, 89.5 FM, Cortes Island Community Radio, from 7 to 8 p.m. We will be broadcasting the Literary Afternoon from November 21.
Mark your calendars for 2022 Literary Afternoons: January 23 and February 20, both Sundays.
Sunday, November 21, 2021: Orianne Lee Johnston, Andy Vine, Judith Williams, Dancing Wolf – Hollyhock Lodge, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 2021: Jane Newman, Karen McDiarmid, Elinore Harwood and Erika Grundmann (dialogues), two visiting writers – Jill Robinson and Joan Crate, and Brian Hayden, who will read from his new book The Eyes of the Leopard.
The next Literary Afternoons are scheduled on Sundays, January 23 and February 20, 2022. Mark your calendar!
Literary Afternoons – 2020/2021:
Sunday, November 1, 2020: Monica Nawrocki, Richard Jacobs, Cali Waddell, Laurel Bohart, Dancing Wolf
Sunday, November 22, 2020: Jane Newman, Karen McDiarmid, Judy Williams, Irene Blueth, Brian Hayden
Sunday, February 8, 2021, via Zoom: Judy Williams, Brian Hayden, Annie Rosenberg, Andy Vine, Dayna Davis
Friday, April 30, 2021, via Zoom
Literary Afternoons – 2019/2020:
Sunday, February 23, 2020: Iris Steigemann, Rex Weyler, Erika Grundmann, Yvonne Kipp, Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Sunday, January 26, 2020: Joan Bevington, Brian Hayden, Elke Finley, Kendall Kuropatwa, Dancing Wolf
Sunday, November 24, 2019: Dayna Davis, Andy Vine, Laurel Bohart, Richard Jacobs, Cali Waddell
Sunday, October 27, 2019: Monica Nawrocki, Norm Gibbons, Oriane Lee Johnston, Lynne Jordan, 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