Tuesday, April 7, 2009
ABC Wednesday - L is for Launch
My sister Susan ( I call her Susie) had her book launch on Sunday April 6th. She is a poet and her inaugural book is a slim volume of poems called Down by the Riverside Ways. A small gathering of friends and family listened as she read some of her "old favorites" and she performed, as always, with humor and panache. Her voice has always been best expressed through her poetry and it was wonderful and amazing to see her in the spotlight.
The launch was held at The Buttonwood Tree, the arts center that grew out of Susie's first business venture - Ibis Books. For twenty years Susie and her husband Stephan have fiercely fought for and supported the arts in Middletown, Conn. Sunday's launch was a dollop of icing on the cake for her work, an acknowledgment of not only her advocacy but her own supreme talent.
And afterwards, as always - because the term "starving artist" isn't just a dramatic bohemian pose - there was food. Brie and wine, pretzels and juice boxes, chips and beer. The only thing more abundant than the food was praise for Susie's work. It was a proud day for our whole family. This is the place to find out more about Susie's work.
And here is the place to find more ABC Wednesday posts!