Thanks to everyone who came out to the Vancouver launch of Tangles at Heritage Hall on September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day. About 150 people showed up (standing room only), and bought all the books we’d brought (100+). Freehand, my publisher, donated prints that were auctioned off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, and provided lots of wine and food. My Dad and I baked 150 cookies for the event — a reference to the book, when I baked cookies the day my mom died. We had wonderful klezmer music by a thousand times no (Aaron Pettigrew and Evan Sutton) with accordion player extraordinaire, Tina Tew. I made it through my thank you’s without completely breaking down, and read about 5 chapters from my book. Thanks so much to Freehand, especially the wonderful Sarah Ivany for organizing this event, and thanks to all who came, volunteered, bought books, said hello, cried, laughed, shared your personal stories. What a great night!
Some photos from the indefatigable Teri Snelgrove: