Posts Tagged ‘Celeste Walters’

I touched on the idea of holding a book launch some weeks back in my post: Book Promotion Idea #5 – Book Launches and can confirm that it is one of the easiest library promo activities around.

One that I was involved in some years back was the launch of Celeste Walter’s book ‘The last race” in which the main focus of the launch was a dramatization of three scenes from the story.  Inviting the senior school’s drama teacher to workshop some scenes with her drama class resulted in a fabulous presentation by the students.   By having the students involvement, we were assured of a good turnout of attendees on the day.  Parents and friends of the students involved in the dramatization were able to mix and mingle with the author, guests of the author, the books’ publishers, library staff, English teachers and a host of others who decided to roll up that Sunday afternoon for an  event that still stands out in my mind as one of the best I’ve ever been involved in!

Organizing the format of the afternoon was easy.   The MC for the launch ensured the smooth running of drinks and nibbles prior to setting the scene with the students’ dramatization, a talk and reading by the author, and a speech by both the publisher and a guest of the author.

How easy can that be to organize?

Give it a go.  If it worked for me, it may also work for you!

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A tragic story in which a schizophrenic, nicknamed mud-eye, is bullied to the point that he commits suicide.  The story is very well written.  Although tragic, it is a good read.   Suitable for mature readers.



Rating: ****
Theme Fiction:
Social Problems
Suitable: Year 10-12+


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