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An Invitation to our Free After Hours Arts Cyber Open House

For those who could not attend our Open House in May, we have started a Cyber Open House, with videos and links to more information online as we feature each of our three artists/facilitators. This page is Part 1 and features Anita Lahey.

We will be posting interviews with the Arts After Hours facilitators, and answering any questions you might have.

Our facilitators invite you to register for one of three options: Creative Community Music Ensemble with Stephanie Khoury, Fieldtrips Into Poetry with Anita Lahey, and Stories in the Air with Anne Glover.

Field Trips into Poetry with Anita Lahey

If you believe great poetry transcends the form’s reputation for dreaminess and sentimentality, this meaty, provocative workshop is for you. In each session we will tackle a poetic form, style or voice through reading, discussion and composition. Our efforts will be intense and fun in equal parts. Designed for beginners and seasoned practitioners, including those who see themselves more as readers than writers.

Here are some videos and links to more information about Anita Lahey:

  • Anita's blog
  • Anita's own poetry
  • Anita at the May 9 AHA Open House, describing her four weeks of workshop topics:
    • Week 1: Poem as Investigative Reporters Without a Deadline
    • Week 2: The Poem is Three People Talking At Once
    • Week 3: Poem as Home
    • Week 4: Poem as a Sleeping Dragon

  • [coming soon] An interview with Anita, describing the importance of reading and exploring poetry

We hope to see you at the After Hours Arts events May 30, June 6, June 13 and June 20,2018! Each evening starts with a soup supper at 5:00 pm, and wraps up at 8:00 pm.

For full information and registration visit the event page, or call 250-598-2212 (M-Th, 8:30-1:30), or email

You are also invited to attend the Closing Cabaret, June 27 at the Churchmouse After Hours Coffeehouse.