They say you should always expect change in life, but when it happens, it sometimes feels like a challenge! For everyone’s safety, we suspended our planned meetings earlier this year. Now we are finding a path forward in our 122nd year.
Historically, the St. James Literary Society has been about people meeting in person, to socialize and share a common collective spirit – and of course to become more aware of our world. And we have done so against more modern trends towards virtual online forums such as Ted Talks or YouTube. With social isolation, this will have to change.
Moving forward, all our events in 2020 (and perhaps even beyond) will be held online using the app called Zoom. We hope that this will bring more participation than ever, as we are making these events free to attend, at least for the remainder of 2020. Due to the changing nature of our world, our plans will have to adjust accordingly.
I ask that you prepare your computer before our meetings by downloading and installing the Zoom application on your PC or tablet and verifying that your sound and microphone work properly.
Despite these difficulties, I am excited to present our programme for the 2020 – 2021 season! A variety of thought provoking events designed to be both informative and entertaining. We hope they will appeal to the broad interests of our members.
Stay safe, and follow government health and hygiene advice. This will allow everyone one day soon to get out and socialize again.
All the best to you and your loved ones!