Sound & Silence
Drip, clunk, ping, ring, crunch, bang, rustle, hush, hum, roar. The soundtrack of our lives contains music, voices, bells, weather, machinery, bird calls, the whisper of wind. Gentle words and shouting. Think of a soaring soprano, a raucous meeting of crows, the muffle of newfallen snow. Let’s relish the cacophony as we contemplate what silence holds—and whether it truly exists.
Local performers will share songs. Authors will share stories and poems written by another. Audience members are invited to participate with a favourite poem, song or short tale. Or just come listen and enjoy!
Churchmouse After Hours is a monthly neighbourhood coffeehouse with songs, stories, poems and prose on a rotating theme. All are welcome to listen or join in. Note: This is not a literary open-mic. Though local authors do participate, we are all readers sharing work we enjoy and admire. Meeting on the fourth Wednesday of most months at 7 pm at Churchmouse Bookshop in St Mary’s, Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Rd.