Book Launch

Ann Eriksson – In The Hands Of Anubis – Book Launch

Writer Ann Eriksson launched her second novel In The Hands Of Anubis, published by Brindle and Glass, at a special event where the author gave three readings from the book while surrounded by a show of paintings by artists Lesley Pechter, Louisa Elkins and Susan Geddes.





Book Launch

The Pacific Rim Review of Books, Latest Edition Launch

Publisher Richard Olafson launched the latest edition of the Pacific Rim Review of Books at the Martin Batchelor Gallery in Victoria with Managing editor Carol Ann Sokoloff, International Editor Trevor Carolan and contributor , and Victoria Poet Laureate, Linda Rogers.


The new edition, at left, features an interview with Bob Dylan


Linda Rogers reads


Drawings on paper by Miles Eldridge on the wall of the Martin Batchelor Gallery


Gallery owner Martin Batchelor (at back)  as Trevor Carolan welcomes the crowd.


Richard Olafson shows off the latest edition of the PRRB


Trevor Carolan reads from a review of a Leonard Cohen book

Book Launch

Ilana Stanger-Ross – Sima’s Undergarments For Women – Book Launch

Ilana Stanger-Ross launched her first novel Sima’s Undergarments For Women, published by Penguin, at Dale’s Gallery on Fisgard Street in Victoria’s Chnatown. Book sales were so brisk that Cadboro Bay Books ran out of copies at the launch.


Ilana Stanger-Ross reads


Large crowd at Dale’s Gallery.


Cadboro Bay Book Company’s Amber Rider introduces Ilana Stanger-Ross.


Stanger-Ross reading


Copies of Sima’s Undergarments For Woman on sale at reading.

Book Launch

P. K. Page & Kristi Bridgeman – There Once Was A Camel – Book Launch

Ninety two year old P. K. Page has written in almost every genre possible, including poetry, fiction, memoirs, libretto and children’s fiction. Her latest book, created with noted illustrator Kristi Bridgeman is published by Cherubim Books, an imprint of Ekstasis Editions and edited by Carol Sokoloff. A large crowd jammed the Winchester Galleries for the launch of the book. Sadly, Ms. Page was unable to attend as she was not feeling well so it was left to illustrator Bridgeman and editor Sokoloff to tend to the visitors.

Kristi Bridgeman signs books

Carol Sokoloff takes care of book orders in the crowded gallery.

Book Launch Reading

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry – Reading/Launch

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poets published by Mother Tongue Publishing had a launch and reading at Victoria’s Bolen Books. The anthology edited by Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenisch contains poems from 108 contributors from British Columbia.

Posters, books and postcards for the launch.

Publisher and editor Mona Fertig performed MC duties

Kyeren Regehr reads.

Donna Kane reads

Derk Wynand reads

Peter Morin reads

Crowd listens to Maleea Acker

Marilyn Bowering reads

Patricia Young reads

Carla Funk stands, waiting for her turn, she was the final reader of the evening

Audience members follow along in their copies of Rocksalt

Book Launch Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets – Zachariah Wells, Steven Price, Lyle Neff, Alan Wilson – Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets (published by Biblioasis) had it’s Victoria launch as part of the weekly Friday night reading series Planet Earth Poetry at the Black Stilt Cafe. Regular host Wendy Morton was out of town so MC duties were handled by Yvonne Blomer. Jailbreaks editor Zach Wells was joined by contributors Lyle Neff, Steven Price and Alan Wilson. All four read their own poem in the book as well as a selection of other sonnets in the book.

Poet Yvonne Blomer handled the MC duties.

Zach Wells reads

The audience at the Black Stilt cafe listens to Zach Wells.

Lyle Neff reads.

Steven Price reads

Alan Wilson reads

Kaleb , being held by mom Rachel Lebowitz, keeps an eye on dad Zach Wells (foreground) and Steven Price

Zach Wells signs a book for writer Harold Hoefle. Hoefle is just back from launching his new novel The Mountain Clinic in Montreal

Book Launch Photography Reading

Jim Christy – Nine O’Clock Gun – Reading

Jim Christy launched his new novel Nine O’Clock Gun, published by Ekstasis Editions as part of their Ekstasis Noir lineup, at Victoria’s James Joyce Bistro. The book is the fourth and final novel to feature private eye Gene Castle. Christy, a poet, novelist and essayist, is also a musician and is off to Australia for a month long tour to promote his new CD down under.

Publisher Richard Olafson and Jim Christy

A selection of Christy’s books including the newest Nine O’Clock Gun

The Trio Espresso warmed up the crowd and backed up Christy during his reading.

Jim Christy marks the passages he’ll read.

Jim Christy talking to the crowd.

Jim Christy Reads from Nine O’Clock Gun