On Saturday Robert Bringhurst (RB) brings his own brand of literature, local history, science and humour to the stage of the Quadra Community Centre. He just gave Cortes Currents a taste in a rambling conversation that at one point went off topic to include remarks about Cortes Island, Campbell River and Whistler. Bringhurst started out by describing his intentions in the epic description of ‘the Ridge’ on Quadra Island where he lives.
RB: “I wanted to make good poetry out of, among other things, good science. I wanted to walk the ridge and relish it as one does without any thought of scientific measurement or accuracy, but I also wanted to think about it as a real place in historical time and to look at the species in relation to other species on the planet, and at the rocks in relation to other rocks. I began to wonder how much biology, geology, astronomy and climatology I could put in this poem without sinking it. The answer turned out to be quite a bit.”
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Sierra Quadra is honoured to present a reading of The Ridge by its Quadra author, Robert Bringhurst, at the Quadra Community Centre, Saturday, October 21st, 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm.
The Ridge is not only an epic historical and environmental portrait of Heriot Ridge on Quadra Island, but this profoundly poetic reading is also a major literary event with one of the foremost writers and thinkers who is presently being published.
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The Cortes Island Museum is offering a full slate of special events this month
They start at 1 PM this Saturday, Aug 5, with Jewellery Identification. People are being invited to bring their own pieces.
“I’ve got a small collection and I’m going to at least bring some things that I have that I think are interesting. We can go over the different types of materials, a little bit of the process of manufacturing and also go over the gems that are commonly found within pieces. We even talk about the time periods that the pieces have come from, as their stylistic choices in manufacturing basically,” explained Events Coordinator, Alex Woywitka.
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The Cortes Island Museum just held its AGM. They have hired two summer students, plan to hire an Events Coordinator, and are gearing up for the Creative Spaces Garden and Studio Tour this summer. These are the topics that Managing Director/Curator Melanie Boyle discussed with Cortes Currents.
The Museum AGM was at Mansons Hall, from 1 to 3:30 on Saturday May 6, 2023.
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