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Let’s Talk About Love

Wednesday, February 14th from 7-10pm
In the Madrona Room
By Donation
Hot Cider and Tea Provided
Bring your own mug and something yummy and easy to share if you like!
Hosted by Debra Lee Babcock and Jill McCabe Johnson

Theres so much to consider right now about human beings and our capacity for love and the possibility of expanding that, isnt there? Local artist / writer Debra Lee Babcock and beloved poet Jill McCabe Johnson are cooking up an evening to do just that — cozy in the Madrona Room on couches and chairs around the fireplace, listening to local readers reading what some of the great poets, writers, and thinkers have had to say on the subject.

Let’s stay up late on a Wednesday night, drink hot cider, eat snacks, maybe nod off a bit before actually leaving to go to bed, and listen to people like Mary Oliver, John O’Donahue, Maya Angelou, David Whyte, I don’t know — Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Toni Morrison, Winnie the Pooh…(bring your own favorite?), or maybe your own words.  Let’s not make it all about fancy dinner, chocolates and roses, this year, let’s get inspired. Let’s move beyond romantic love, to our deep longing and knowing of something vaster, and our growing need to increase our capacity to offer and receive it. Let’s have a Valentine’s Day for our souls to remember.

The evening will be free and un-ticketed, by donation, 7-10pm.

Bring your own mug and something yummy and easy to share if you like. We’ll provide hot cider, and tea or, bring a thermos with your own beverage of preference. Wear your jammies if you like, no one will mind…


Debra Lee Babcock is an artist and writer (Art & Word Studio), teacher of Intentional Creativity, member of the San Juan Makers Guild and the Orcas Island Studio Tour, producing board member of the Orcas Island Lit Fest and this year’s WA state inter-island ferry Writer-in-Residence






Jill McCabe Johnson is the author of three books and two chapbooks, and editor of three anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection, Tangled in Vow & Beseech was named a finalist for the Sally Albiso and Wheelbarrow Books poetry prizes, and is due out this spring from MoonPath Press. Jill is editor-in-chief of Wandering Aengus Press and its imprint, Trail to Table Press. She spends her free time writing, hiking, and in close observation of the natural world.  www.JillMcCabeJohnson.com