Nanaimo Launch Photos: 111 West Coast Literary Portraits

Seven of us took to the stage for the Nanaimo launch of 111 West Coast Literary Portraits yesterday at the Nanaimo Museum: Katherine Gordon, Kim Goldberg, George Szanto, Tim Lander, Jamie Reid, photographer Barry Peterson, publisher Mona Fertig.

The Gang of Seven who launched 111 West Coast Literary Portraits at the Nanaimo Museum Nov. 24, 2012, from top left: Katherine Gordon, Kim Goldberg, George Szanto, Tim Lander, Jamie Reid, photographer Barry Peterson, publisher Mona Fertig. (Photo by Tawny Maclachlan Capon)

This is the fifth launch party to date for this landmark book in BC publishing history. More launch parties coming in the New Year in Victoria and elsewhere, so stay tuned!

Kim Goldberg – admiring my own photo from the book… part of the current display at the Nanaimo Museum

Twenty of the 111 portraits in the book will remain on display in the lobby of the Nanaimo Museum until January 31, so c’mon down and have a look! The book is available in the Museum gift shop and also on Gabriola Island at Page’s Bookstore.

Here are a few more pics from yesterday’s launch…

Vancouver poet Jamie Reid

Wrap party at the bar after – Mona Fertig, Katherine Gordon, Jamie Reid

Mother Tongue publisher Mona Fertig in the turn-of-the-century schoolroom in the Nanaimo Museum

Novelist George Szanto with his electric eyes

3 West Coast poets chilling on Commercial Street in downtown Nanaimo: Kim Goldberg, Tim Lander (& Doggy), Jamie Reid.

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet and journalist and the author of 7 books. Latest titles: UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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