Saturday, November 16, 2013

Salt Story launch, Albany Boatshed

Last night's launch of Salt Story was a beautiful affair. I came home buzzing and didn't sleep very well, still seeing all of those faces of people from out of the woodwork, from my past lives and future friendships, folk and family whom I love dearly, all looking back at me, with me, in the moment of cracking a bottle of bubbly against the bow of a book.

Tomorrow when I am less tired and more lucid, I shall recount some stories from the night ... the toothless bikie, the book thief, the queen of my heart and the quickening crowd ... for now, here are some photos.

  Right before we began. Oh my.

 The boys strummed Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on uke and mandolin while we read short pieces from Salt Story.



 Preparing ... freaking ... actually kind of okay ...

 Publisher and poet

 Badass booksellers

 Me, some boats, Old Salt and Our Nicole

Welcome to Country

14 comments:

  1. Bless you, you beautiful woman, you.

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  2. Awesome Sarah. And you in heels!! I'm feeling similarly overwhelmed.....XX

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    1. Heels! I know! I bought them months ago and haven't dared to wear them anywhere lest I fall off them or something. But they were fine. Just fine, like everything else.
      As I'm sure it was for you X

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  3. Congratulations. Glad to hear everything went smoothly. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

    The old boat shed scrubs up pretty nicely too, eh? Whoever put the backdrop together certainly did a bang-up job.

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    1. Actually Michelle above had a part in that back drop! It's a beautiful stage for a show.

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    2. Really; so Michelle is a bit of an artist then? Well done, Michelle. Do you have any work online?

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  4. Looks amazing Sarah, what a great setting. Look forward to hearing more about it. And publisher DW was there! I've met her here a couple of times, small world. xx

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    1. Yes, wasn't that cool? she reckoned she flew over from Melbourne especially. That's Graeme Kershaw the poet beside her. It was great to see them both.

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  5. What a great looking venue! How perfect for you and your book (which I am still keen to get my hands on, I haven't heard from your publisher yet).

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    1. Just contact him Hippo. He may have been thinking you wanted the books COD, which wouldn't have suited him had you lived anywhere in the world, let alone Angola.

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  6. So pleased it went well. Looking forward to reading your book too

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  7. Looks like it was a lovely night. I wouldn't usually use that word (it reminds me of 'nice') but, it actually looks lovely. Salt has become my between-stops bus book. Enjoy the ride.

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