Joe Cottonwood

Lit Night

Last Wednesday of (almost) every month at 6 pm

Next Lit Night will be September 29, 2021

We're back live in person -- outdoors in the patio behind the restaurant in downtown La Honda, 8865 La Honda Road (Highway 84).


Our July Lit Night was WONDERFUL. A celebration of survival -- not only of the pandemic but the survival of the town of La Honda which we almost lost in last summer's CZU fire. Our guest was Aileen Cassinetto, the current Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She said afterwards "Lit Nite is the most special event I’ve ever experienced. Thank you both for your graciousness and please thank everyone in the community for the warm welcome. I can honestly say I’ve never met a more genuine group of writers and artists."   She means it. We had a most special night with heartfelt stories that had us in tears.


It's always an open mic at La Honda Lit Night. I'm the co-host and will read something each night. Mostly, though, it's anybody who wants to read anything. We have cowboy poets, performance poets, great storytellers and the occasional song. It's casual, down-home, friendly. Children included — one of our writers is age 12. Meet some of La Honda's original talents! Just listen, or bring something of your own. We've had visitors from Spain, Germany, Italy, Argentina... For more details, send me an email: joecottonwood@gmail