Second Saturday to celebrates local voices


Literary art is now part of the Second Saturday cultural ArtWalk in Old Town Florence starting in September.

Aug. 28, 2019 — Literary art is now part of the Second Saturday cultural ArtWalk in Old Town Florence starting in September.

Writers on the River invites all writers and poets to a “Second Saturday Literary Salon & Writers Social” on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Bodega Wine Parlor, 180 Laurel St. off of Bay Street in Old Town Florence.

Free and open to the public, the event is hosted by award-winning journalist and author Catherine Rourke to bring writers of all genres together in the spirit of literary camaraderie. Writers can share excerpts from their books, poems and works in progress or converse over wine and coffee in a relaxed parlor atmosphere away from the writing desk.

Designed as convivial gatherings, literary salons celebrate local writers and the literary arts. They help inspire, unite and celebrate all writers while providing cultural enrichment and entertainment in the style of the literary salons of 1920s Paris.

Reading slots are limited to five minutes on a first-come basis. Join them at Florence’s new art hub and parlor and showcase your creativity at the Second Saturday Salon and Social.

For more information, call 541-708-2120 or email CJReditorgmail. com.

Recently opened by Florence restaurateur Marianne Brisbane, Bodega Wine Parlor serves wines by the glass and bottle, select small plates and appetizers, coffee, tea, sweets and refreshments in an intimate gallery setting with fine art.

The Bodega serves from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Mondays.

Call 541-361-0232 for more info.

Writers on the River offers literary arts programs and events as an opportunity for open exchange and networking to support writers of all levels and genres. The next workshop is the Summer’s End Writing Boot Camp on Sept. 21.

Contact Rourke for details.

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