Monday, October 29, 2012


Norma West Linder and James Deahl came to Hamilton to have a joint book launch of their latest books.

It was a very cozy affair, held in Artword/Artbar on  Colbourne Street.  For those unfamiliar with this very attractive venue and the lovely people who run it, please google Artword/Artbar in Hamilton, Ontario. Judith and Ron are super hosts and always are welcoming to their guests.  They hold poetry readings, musical events and live plays there and good wholesome food is available at reasonable prices.

The weather was not very welcoming, unfortunately, with sheets of rain pouring from the overcast skies but this did not damper the good will and happiness of those who braved the elements.

Norma West Linder read from her latest book Adder's Tongue first which was very appreciated by the people present.  To learn more about this prolific writer, please google her name on a search engine.  She has been writing for forty years.

Michael Mirolla of Guernica Editions also enthralled the audience with reading from his work.  It was good to see him, his wife and his brother there from Toronto.
James Deahl rounded off the afternoon with readings from his book North of Belleville, a beautiful book of both poetry and photographs.  It was a pleasure to hear him perform again.

The afternoon finished at approximaely 5 p.m. and some returned to Sarnia, some to Toronto but the majority went to their homes in Hamilton.

Judith -  joint owner of ArtWord/Artbar

James Deahl

Norma West Linder
Michael Mirolla



James and Norma

All in all, a very cozy and wonderful afternoon.  Several people remarked about it being so wonderful to have poetry readings once again in the afternoons at Artword/Artbar.

Thanks for dropping by and please come by again when you have the time.

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