It was such a treat to be featured in the Hamilton Spectator yesterday as part of the team behind the newly launched Hamilton Review of Books, an independent online literary journal created by writers, editors, reviewers, and academics from the Hamilton area. Read Graham Rockingham's story here.
We launched the review in early November, on the same night of Game 7 of the World Series and a terrible downpour. Despite having the odds against us, we had close to 100 local book lovers in attendance. Here are a few photos from the launch, which was held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Annex. You can find the rest on our Facebook page.
Tor Lukasik-Foss as our literary palm reader
The Hamilton Spectator's Jeff Mahoney with local writer Jen Jones
Giller Prize shortlister Gary Barwin
Jeff Mahoney with some of the women behind gritLIT: Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival
Jaime of Epic Books on Locke Street and Noelle Allen of Wolsak and Wynn
Hamilton Review of Books editorial team members Sally Cooper, Dana Hansen, and Krista Foss
A literary journal dedicated to paying its writers!