2019 Book Launches

Published members in 2019:

November 30, 2019
Judy Norbury – Sometimes I Kiss My Feet – Wheelchair Adventures in India and Pakistan

This is Judy’s second book recounting her travels…this time to India and Pakistan.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Place: Courtenay Museum
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

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November 17, 2019
Leslie Cox – Duchess of Dirt: The Record Years

A compilation of her gardening columns which have been appearing in the Comox Valley Record newspaper for the last 15.5 years.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Place: Laughing Oyster Bookstore, 286 5th St, Courtenay
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

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November 9, 2019
J.E. (Jayne) Barnard – Where the Ice Falls

New Christmas crime novel from Dundurn Press. Hit the Calgary Herald Bestseller List!

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Place: Courtenay Regional Library in the fireplace area
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

There will be short readings, a question and answer period and refreshments related to the book.

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September 15, 2019
Betty AnnandBetty Annand – The Lady from New York 

Betty Annand is launching the third book in her trilogy: The Lady from New York. Previous titles are: The Girl from Old Nichol and The Woman from Dover.

Date: Sunday; September 15, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Place: Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay

All CVWS members and the public are invited!

Webmaster note: There is no mention if the event is being held upstairs in the Conference Centre or downstairs in the Evergreen Seniors Lounge. Hopefully, signs will be placed outside.

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March 30, 2019
Book Launch - Neil GarvieNeil Garvie – Silence Craves a Voice

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Where: Bayside Café at 2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC
Time: 10:30 a.m.  Refreshments will be served.


Silence Craves a Voice 20190205
Neil Garvie | Poplar Publishing | February 2019 | ISBN:  978-1-7751352-0-3 | $14.00
Soft cover, 54 pages

Neil GarvieDays of empire-building, while ignoring the needs of Mother Nature are gone. This poetry anthology pulls no punches, offering real images of nature which touch on the disturbing. But the book is also mindful of those whose hearts are heavy from the constant pounding by messages about human-caused destruction and irreversible damage to our natural environment. Presented in strikingly varied poetic styles and forms it is a must read with an important message to hold strong and not lose hope.

While best known for his educational research papers and social-environmental articles, Neil Garvie is still the boy of his childhood wandering into the bush at every opportunity to discover gooseberry patches, garter snakes and dragon flies. Join him in a quest to hear the Silence.

$14.  Available at www.neilgarvie.com