The official book launch for Labyrinth of Green was held September 28th at the Salt Spring Public Library. There was a full house and books sold out quickly. Salt Spring Books has ordered another shipment as requests for the book continue to come in. Elly Silverman provided a warm introduction and read from her preface to the book. Diana read a selection of poems from each of the five chapters, providing a short introduction for each theme. The event was warm, intimate, and uplifting. There was time for questions, mingling, and refreshments at the reception following the reading.
Here are some of the comments posted on Facebook from friends and other writers following the launch:
“Congratulations on a wonderful book full of beauty, inspiration, and wonderful imagery.” – Brenda Brooks, Author
“Well done, Diana. Happy for you, and for us, to have this book.” – Peter Levitt, Author
“Wonderful launch, love. So deep and inspirational.” – Ramona Lam, Photographer
“It was a beautiful evening, and I felt honoured to participate.” – Elly Silverman, Author & Prof. Emeritus
“Powerful poems to accompany those photographs. I have been very impressed with your book and I hope it gets much attention. The publisher did an amazing job with production. A truly remarkable book.” Robert Hilles, Author
“Love the book! Wish we could be there for the launch.” – Bill Gough and Caren Moon, Authors
A launch will be held at the Twisted Poets Literary Salon in Vancouver on October 24th at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street.
A salon-style reading will be hosted by Mary Ann Moore in Nanaimo on November 9th.
Stay tuned for details on further readings.
The Salt Spring Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of Diana Hayes’s photographs for the month of December. A reception will be held December 3rd.