Jenny Evans is featured at the next [email protected] Tree on Feb 13

This month, [email protected] Red Tree will feature Bermuda born, England raised, octogenarian, Jenny Evans, who recently launched her second book of poetry, Havens of the Heart.  Monday, February 13th at 7pm will see Mrs. Evans for the first half of the evening and an open mic after the break for the second half at Red Tree Specialty Coffee in Tin Town in Courtenay.

Jenny attended boarding schools in the southern counties and due to evacuation from the coast during World War II she attended nine schools and lived in innumerable places during the1940s and 50s. After leaving school she worked at the National Institute of Oceanography, then as a secretary/chauffeur based out of Vienna, before marriage and extensive travel.

Jenny’s interests include art, music, botany, and birds.  Before she left England she had sold her first short story and begun her writing career.  As a young mother she wrote short stories and boating articles.  While in the West Indies she completed her first novel, but never sent it off. Then she began the long cruise account, Running Free, which was accepted by Collins in London, but it was never published due to a change in editors.

She began painting in her sixties, although she never attended an art class.  She was influenced by the painter Roland Hildur, a water colourist of the late nineteenth century. Even though her sight is impaired, Jenny continues to compose with the help of a friend and she is presently writing the memoirs of her childhood, a second novel and a third book of poetry.

A mother of three and grandmother of four, Jenny continues to live life to its fullest.  She still attends meetings of the Comox Valley Writers Society, and takes part in activities at the Comox Valley Senior’s Village where she now resides in Courtenay, BC.

This monthly event, Poetry @ Red Tree, and the venue are casual and welcoming.  Arrive around 6:45 to sign up for the open mic.  Red Tree Specialty Coffee is in TinTown at 2546 Rosewall Cr. in Courtenay.  It is developing a reputation for coffee that is second to none.  A reputation as a mecca for local arts- visual, musical and spoken word – is also developing and a salon style art show is currently showing.

You will be able to enjoy the poetry along with a hot or cold drink and a treat.

Bring a poem (or three), a friend (or two), or just come along on an artist’s date with yourself and meet those folks like you, that like to be stirred by words and the music they make.



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