poetry and prose about place

book launch – Westminster Books, Fredericton

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I am so grateful to Westminster Books in Fredericton for hosting the launch of my new book ‘Meniscus: Crossing The Churn’. The launch will be at the bookstore on May 18, 2017, Thursday evening, at 7 PM. As I drove by today, I saw my book on display in the bookstore window!



I am having a lot of fun setting up the launch.


The evening will feature readings from my book as well as a reading from another Fredericton writer Zach Hapeman. Zach will read from his book ‘A Crack in the Door’, a collection of delightful and sometimes sinister poetry. Zach also illustrates his books and, although we aim for different audiences, we think the two readings will make a great combination.



The evening will also feature two life-sized cardboard stand-ups of my two alien characters – a Gel-head and a Dock-winder. I am mid-way through creating these and I think these fellows will be reading with me at many events to come!


During the evening, I will hand out cardboard tokens of ‘beelwort’ to the audience members and ask them to ‘slip the token in a pocket’. At some point in the evening we will award a prize to the person with the correct ‘beelwort’ token. You may recall that ‘beelwort’ is the mysterious plant that is put into the pockets of patrons of the Gel-head bar.


The prizes for this part of the evening will include a small painting I have done of the two moons in my book. The painting is small, but I think it is quite charming.


‘alien moons’, acrylic, unframed, gallery edges, 5″ by 7″, by Jane Tims


For refreshments we will have Gel-head punch (green of course)!


The evening will be a lot of fun.  If you live in the Fredericton area, I hope you will be able to come!


Copyright  Jane Tims 2017


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  1. The book launching sounds like so much fun. I fit must feel wonderful to see your book in a bookstore window. Congrats!

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    May 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm

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