vol 3, no 3 - fall 2021

Everything this fall is coming up books!!

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Everything this fall is coming up books! It’s time to move away from your screens and celebrate the possibilities that exist in words on paper. The Ginger Press is launching a record-setting four books this month. We are also supporting a couple of additional book launches from other publishers. We will be practising COVID protocols at all events, so don’t forget your mask and please stay home if you’re not well. It’s so exciting to have these events and we want everyone to be safe. Read on!

  1. On Saturday September 18 at 2:00pm, at Heartwood Hall in downtown Owen Sound, we will host The Great Big Fat Greek Book Launch. Author Lili Anne Holding has written Mythos: The Story of Owen Sound’s Greek Community 1912-1932. She’s also making baklava for the launch! Mythos tells the story of the arrival and settlement of the author’s family in Owen Sound (Lili Anne is the daughter of Earl Georgas). Lili Anne is a graduate of our recent Publishing Accelerator course. Autographed copies of Mythos ($30) can be reserved at (519) 376-4233.
  2. On Sunday September 19 at 2:00pm at the picnic pavilion in Harrison Park, we will host the launch of A Place to Belong: Stories from Newcomers to Grey and Bruce. Nineteen stories from recent newcomers have been collected by Joan Beecroft, Dana Benson, and Donna Jansen. Copies of A Place to Belong ($24.95) can be reserved at (519) 376-4233.
  3. The Flesherton Library will host the launch of House of Refuge: Grey County’s Home for “Poor, Old and Friendless Folk” chronicled by Frederick Gee from 1904 to 1907, and collected by John Butler. The House of Refuge was built in 1904 on the site of what is now Markdale’s Grey Gables. John Butler has transcribed newspaper columns written over 100 years ago, to provide a fascinating look at the lives and conditions of residents and staff. Copies of House of Refuge ($30) are also available at The Ginger Press. Contact allenw@greyhighlands.ca for details of this Library fundraising event. POSTPONED
  4. On Thursday September 30 at 7:00pm The Ginger Press will launch Sturgeon Bay, the latest collection of poems from Rob Rolfe. Copies of Sturgeon Bay ($24.95) are available at The Ginger Press. POSTPONED
  5. On Wednesday September 29 at 11:00am, Bruce Grey Child and Family Services will host a Zoom presentation of Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii’ with author Sara Davidson. Details on pg 5.
  6. On Saturday October 30 at 2:00pm at Jest Arts in Durham, Jenny Parsons will launch her self-published novel Higgsfield Follies. There will be ice cream and a brass-and-drum band! Jenny is a graduate of our recent Publishing Accelerator course.

And that’s a whole lotta new books! What a wonderful range of subjects from a remarkable range of authors. I hope you will be able to join us at all the launches to learn more about the books and meet the authors. And, of course, I hope you will want to add all these books to your own book shelves!

- Maryann Thomas