From my local writer's group. Not my own official book launch, but I am part of the anthology/chapbook. I have 2 poems and 1 short story included in Speak Up/Speak Out, anthology. It's going to be launched tonight, at First Friday. OR It was launched yesterday, at First Friday.
"The writing contest was an intra-college anti-bullying initiative that allowed students, staff and faculty the opportunity to write about their experiences with bullying."
The book won't be available for purchase everywhere during the first run, just locally. The 2nd run and forward will have an ISBN number & will be available, in more places. I'll post on here and when that occurs I'll see if I can put a link in my aStore. Or somewhere on my blog.
I'm super excited for the book launch. I may or may not read tonight because I'm sure that people will be wondering in & out from off the street. Really, it depends how my nerves are. I'm just proud and honoured to be included at all. Have a great weekend!
Song of the Day: Mr. Brightside, The Killers, Hot Fuss, 2004, The Island Def Jam Music Group. Watch Mr. Brightside. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation.)
I'm so happy that there is movement in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. See my previous posts on this case here & here (scroll to end of post). Two males have been arrested. Now we have to wait for the judicial system to decide what the consequences of their actions are going to be. I personally believe that they should be charged as adults, along with anyone else that was involved, lied, or tried to hide/destroy evidence. These young males will be charged with the distribution of child pornography, not sexual assault. I think it's bs but who the hell cares about my opinion, certainly not the RCMP or Halifax police. Read more on the latest updates from the case here. This case and how it was not being handled pisses me off.
I have some reviews and recipes to work on, over the next several days. I haven't done those for a while. They're fun and it's interesting to hear other peoples thoughts on products that I try and like.
I plan to whip through another book this weekend. Okay at least get through a few chapters. If I finish great, but I have to be realistic here. I have a lot of other stuff to do and sitting down for 4 hours to finish a book may not happen. Although if it rains for hours on end...;)