In Memoriam: Christina Laurie 1942-2022

Cape Cod Writers Center longtime member, Christina Laurie, 80, died Wednesday, August 24 in an accident while driving her moped-style scooter in Falmouth.

Christina Laurie was adventurous. She was an author, poet, minister, mother, grandmother, and the author of two children’s books, “C is for Cape Cod” and “The Lobsters’ Night Before Christmas.” She also published three poetry books, “Season Rising,” “Song of the Dancer” and most recently “Purr Poems: Kittens and Cats.”

She was one of the first members of the Steeple Street Poets, a Cape-based poetry group created by Cape residents James Kershner and Robin Smith-Johnson. Laurie, a former Methodist minister, traveled widely, she skied in Europe and was always open to new things.

We at the Cape Cod Writers Center deeply mourn her loss.