HOME: A Cortes Community Anthology

Cortes Community Housing asked local artists and writers the question: what is home? Then we compiled their answers into a beautifully designed book. We are excited to announce the release of HOME: A Cortes Community Anthology.

This book arose as a way of adding a deeply personal spark to the bricks and mortar that will, in time, comprise new affordable housing on Rainbow Ridge. It is an offering of love and a testament to the doggedness, innovation, community participation and spirit that enables dreams to come true. It features essays, poetry, fiction, memoir & visual art by 18 writers and artists who call Cortes Island home.


And, here’s the best part:

100% of profits from the book will go toward building community centered, non-profit housing on Cortes Island!

Copies can easily be ordered online, and are also available at Cortes Natural Food Co-op, Gorge Harbour Marina, Squirrel Cove Store and Marnie’s Books. Thank you so much to everyone who made this book possible, and a special thank you to Valerie Wernet, a member of the Cortes Community Housing Society and the visionary editor for this beautiful work of art.

HOME, the book, A Cortes Community Anthology is just like coming home. Every time I look at it I marvel at the amazing artistry and the gorgeous colors and magnificent talents that created it, both inside and out. And every time I open the book and read one of the contributions it is like coming home and meeting an old friend… or someone new — who i haven’t met yet.  It is a joyous experience.

Judyth Weaver