The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford launches its second season of Culture, Coffee and Cookies on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The launch takes place at 10:30 a.m. and features author Myriam Arthur, who will speak about her memoir, Forgiven.
Set in Bolivia in 1985, Forgiven begins with Arthur’s son, who has just returned from university in California, sharing the shattering news that he may have been infected with AIDS.
Blaming herself for the tragedy, Arthur embarks on a journey into an unknown world of drug smuggling and judiciary politics.
It is through these trials and sacrifices of a mother for a son that she finds hope, and experiences the pinnacle of love and forgiveness.
Culture, Coffee and Cookies also takes place on Sept. 16, when Ron Charles shares Dominica: The Nature Island of the Caribbean, and on Sept. 23, when Richard Thiessen discusses The History of Mennonites in Abbotsford.
Both sessions are at 10:30 a.m.
An expanded program runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. during the creatiValley event, a nine-day celebration of culture in the Fraser Valley. During this time, members of the creative community will be featured on a variety of relevant topics.
For more information, visit thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087.