Book launch

19 Mar

I’ve tried my best to send personal invitations to people, but now the removalists are here, and I haven’t got my proper computer in Adelaide anyway, so I don’t have email addresses, and facebook keeps eating my messages…and anyway, what’s a blog for if not the occasional piece of shameless self-promotion?

Here is a cut and paste of the invitation, but I can’t work out how to get the cover off the pdf, but you can see it here. Also, there should be logos for the school, Wakefield Press and Fox Creek Wines all of whom are awesome. I was a bit shy about having a launch, but because of them it will be fabulous.

Do come. I’d love to see you.

Sturt Street Community School and Wakefield Press invite you to
the launching of a fabulous new novel Black Dust Dancing
When: 5:30 pm Monday 23 March 2009
Where: The Quadrangle,
Sturt Street Community School, 221–239 Sturt Street, Adelaide.
Tracy Crisp is an author, comedian and a past member of the school
committee; her two boys were also students at Sturt Street.

Ten dollars from the sale of each book on the day will be donated to the school.
Refreshments served and wines supplied courtesy of Fox Creek Wines.


26 Responses to “Book launch”

  1. franzy March 19, 2009 at 7:53 am #

    As an ex-Gilles Street Primary, I still get the urge to chant childish, competitive things when I hear Sturt Street Primary. They beat us at soccer that one time. Oooh … we’ll get ’em!

  2. jaycee March 19, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Congratulations. Self-promote away I say. Hope the launch goes well. With Fox Creek wines on board I’m sure it will.

  3. Pavlov's Cat March 19, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Am I allowed to bring my camera for blogging purposes?

  4. Alby Mangroves March 19, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    Good luck at the Launch, I hope you have a fantastic time !

  5. elsewhere March 19, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    I’d love to come but have been too peripatetic of late. I hope it goes really well, and look forward to reading the book.

    (More live blogging??)

  6. Laura March 19, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    Unable to make it after work (all the way from Perth), but hope you have a great time.

    Plug away kiddo! Best of luck with it

  7. meli March 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    I would tell my parents to go, but would be too annoyed at them if they read it before I do (childish I know). Will snap up a copy when I’m in Adelaide in April… Enjoy it!

  8. Laura March 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Please let Pav take her camera for those of us who can’t be there – and enjoy the hell out of yourself. I can’t wait to read it.

  9. Kath Lockett March 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I would dearly love to be there and finally meet you but I’ll have a drink tonight (or three) in your honour and know that your book (which I’ve ordered) will arrive soon. Congrats!

  10. Pen March 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Congratulations. I hope your book was launched like a Voyager probe into the far reaches of the Solar System. Except I meant that to sound like I wished it would be hugely successful, instead of a bit like I wished it would go far away in space. So congratulations again (she says, twisting her hair anxiously). Hey, just like a real-life book launch.

    Hope it was bulk ace.

  11. genevieve March 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Have a wonderful launch, Tracy – I look forward to reading it soon. Congratulations!! in anticipation.
    Do please blog it, PC.

  12. blackbird March 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Imagine if I could attend?
    Anyway – I’m so proud *with* you/for you/of you.


  13. suse March 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    OOooohhh, how I’d love to be there!

  14. tut-tut March 20, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    Wish I could be there, too! Aren’t you amazing?

  15. Zoe March 20, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    Yes, please let Pav, please.

  16. penguinunearthed March 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    I’d love to come – have a wonderful time !

  17. babelbabe March 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    it’s not here yet (the States) that i can find. Will it be published over here?


  18. Deborah March 21, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    I’m coming, with my girls, and my camera, but we’re going out afterwards, and Tuesday is my busy singing day, and Wednesday is my busy teaching day, so PC should get to the bloggage first… But I will be laying my hands on (another) copy of THE BOOK, because I like mine too much to let it out of my hands, and I need to re-read it soonish, but I NEED to send a copy to my mum, who I think will enjoy it enormously.

  19. Mummy Crit March 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

    I hope it goes swimmingly, can’t make it though…I’ll check Pav’s place afterwards.

  20. fifi March 22, 2009 at 2:28 am #

    You are a wonder: Congratulations.

    Sadly, I cannot make it on Monday but I will certainly be thinking of you and snapping up my online copy. I would SOOOO love to join you.
    Shall raise a glass for you on the day.

  21. Pavlov's Cat March 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    Deborah, it will be good to meet you. I will be the traditionally built lady of moderately mature years in the Viet Cong black pyjamas that are my default all-purpose outfit.

    (If the plumbers turn up, and finish cleaning the tree roots out of the drains, early enough for me to get there.)

  22. Lynne March 23, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    Sorry I won’t be able to be there – but you enjoy every moment of it. You deserve it.

    Well done you!!

    And I look forward to Pav’s photos.

  23. Deborah March 23, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    I hope you do get there, Pav – it would be good to meet you (in 40 minutes or so now). I will be the lady of somewhat mature years accompanied by three girls.

  24. Helen March 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    Oh congratulations! And hope it went well. I rang up my fave bookshop where it’s on order and gently reminded the bookshop owner to chase it up a bit.!!


  25. chosha March 25, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    Damn. I can’t believe I was in Adelaide for this and read it two days too late. I hope the book goes really well.


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