Blood and Water, and science fiction anthology about the tussle over resources, set in the near future. Anthology editor Hayden Trenholm, a former (and still honourary)Yellowknifer was in town to read from the collection. It was a lovely evening, courtesy of the Yellowknife Book Cellar.
On Friday evening we launched Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories, published by Great Plains Publications with funding from De Beers Canada, in conjunction with the NorthWords Writers Festival. You can see a number of the authors hamming it up in the photo above, along with contest judges Judy McLinton and John Mutford, NorthWords president David Malcolm and Judith Drinnan, the hard-working and ever-supportive owner of the Yellowknife Book Cellar.
On Saturday a whole whack of us drew inspiration from a workshop conducted by the accomplished and always entertaining Richard Van Camp. Saturday evening, Richard launched his tenth book, a short story collection called Godless but Loyal to Heaven. It's reportedly his darkest book to date. I was at the launch and have a copy, so guess I'll find out in due course.
There's nothing authors like better than to have their work published. It was a very good weekend.