Virtual launch of Grace of Falling Stars a resounding success
“great interns, great book of poetry, great publishing house…” – Percy Hatfield, MPP Windsor-Tecumseh
People from cities across Canada and as far away as Thailand attended the virtual launch of Bruce Meyer’s new book Grace of Falling Stars Wednesday evening. The launch was arranged and promoted by Black Moss Press interns who are enrolled in the publishing program at the University of Windsor. Almost 200 people attended the event.
Windsor Mayor, Poets Laureate and Community Leaders
Launch Dance of Self-Isolation
Poetry collection release marks one-year anniversary of first case of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex
City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais and Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa release A Dance of Self-Isolation: Covid Poems from the Biggest Little City in Canada on Saturday, March 20, the first anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.
A reading was hosted by Dan MacDonald, host of The Dan MacDonald Show on AM800 CKLW, to launch the book. In addition to the mayor and poets laureate, the guest readers and panelists included:
- Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac, Windsor City Council;
- Jelena Payne, Commissioner of Community Development & Health Services, City of Windsor;
- Anthony Paniccia, Board Chair, Windsor Regional Hospital;
- Janice Kaffer, President and CEO, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; and
- Bev Becker, Board Chair, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County.
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