The Friends of The Malahat Launch Party: January 23

Friends of The Malahat

Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Friends of The Malahat, a group to bring together lovers of the written word in the Victoria area. We will launch our Winter 2009 issue (#169) the same night.

Issue #169 Launch Party: Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010

Winter, 2009 Issue (#169) Launch Party
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
At The Orange Hall
1620 Fernwood Road, Victoria

Come hear talented Victoria-area writers appearing in our Fall and Winter 2009 issues read from their contributions:

  • Bill Gaston, author of “Petterick,” which will appear in our Winter 2009 issue
  • Eliza Robertson, author of “Ship’s Log”, winner of our 2009 Far Horizons Award for Fiction
  • Allison Blythe, author of two poems: “And the Loons to Haunt and Dive,” and “Something Other”
  • Brett Josef Grubisic, author of “The Contender” which will appear in our Winter 2009 issue
  • Anne Marie Turza, author of the poem “Anthem for a Small Country,” which appeared in our Fall 2009 issue.

The event will also feature:

  • A “literary” silent auction for items such as:
    • A selection of chapbooks by Frog Hollow Press
    • A signed book by Carol Shields
    • A signed book by Al Purdy
    • A poem by Linda Rogers to mark the occasion
    • Robin Skelton’s original Malahat typewriter
    • A selection of special issues of The Malahat Review
  • A book sale
  • Music from the group Banquo
  • Admission is free, all are welcome.

    Stay tuned to the website and our facebook site for more details on auction items and the Friends group.