This event is hosted by the Hermitage Artist Retreat. See their email announcement below!


The Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 
Friday, Feb 3rd  5pm-6:15pm
A Novelist, a Paris Busker and an Opera Singer on the Beach at Sunset
Jonathan Wilson
 Nisha Coleman
 Carla Dirlikov
Bring your Beach Chairs and Refreshments and Stay for the Sunset!
Jonathan Wilson, Novelist
Novelist, Jonathan Wilson, will reveal a new tale fresh from his pen as he reads from his novel in progress, “Hotel Cinema”.  “Hotel Cinema” is set in 1933 during the British Mandate in Palestine and in 2013 in Tel Aviv and London. It’s a high-end political thriller, murder mystery, love story.
Jonathan Wilson’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and Best American Short Stories, among other publications. His fiction has been translated into ten languages.
To learn more about Jonathan’s writings, visit:
Nisha Coleman, Paris Busker
Storyteller and busker, Nisha Coleman, wows with her tales of Paris. Nisha is a writer, storyteller and musician based in Montreal. Her memoir, “BUSKER: Stories from the Streets of Paris”, recounts the years she spent busking in Paris. Her solo show, “Self-Exile”, won Best English Production at the 2016 Montreal Fringe Festival. Nisha was born in a swamp near Huntsville, Ontario. She studied music and psychology at McGill and Wilfrid Laurier University. Once school was out of the way, she went to live in Paris as a street violinist.
In collaboration with the Banff Centre for the Arts, Nisha created a multimedia interactive website based on the first chapter of her memoir:
To visit Nisha’s website:
Carla Dirlikov, Opera Singer

Carla Dirlikov, who wowed our audience at the Hermitage Artful Lobster luncheon, returns to sing at sunset.  A mezzo-soprano, Carla has been praised by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality”. She is in demand at opera houses and concert venues around the world.

Carla serves on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities’ Turnaround Arts Initiative and the Americans for the Arts Artists Committee. The U.S. State Department recently conferred upon her the title of Cultural Envoy.
To visit Carla’s website:
This event is FREE.
Reservations are strongly suggested in the event that the program
moves from the beach to inside to the Hermitage Palm House.  
Call 941-475-2098 ext 8 to reserve your space.
Thank you to the Special Sponsor of this evening’s program: Robin Radin!
Hermitage programs are sponsored by:
Philanthropist Gerri Aaron, 2016-2017 Program Sponsor, and in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes), The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Woman’s Exchange.  Lock N’ Key Restaurant (2045 N. Beach Road, Manasota Key) donates food for our artists.  
Please thank them by dining there and tell them that the Hermitage sent you.
Don’t forget to bring your chair!
Save the date for our next artist program at the Hermitage on your calendar:
Sunday, February 26th 7:30-8:30pm
Stay tuned for details!

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