Thursday, 10 November 2016

Launch Party for Gecko Press Annual

On Tuesday night (8.11.16) I went to the launch of Gecko’s Annual (use the search box to find a review on this blog) and it was a great evening.

It was held in the Sustainability Trust Building in Tory Street, Wellington  (and that was an excitement in itself – especially the dual toilets sitting prominently on view) and hosted a diverse group of ‘literary’ Wellingtonians (plus some out of towners) including contributors to Annual, adult and children’s writers, booksellers, historians, creative writing tutors, reviewers and – readers. 

The evening began with a rendering of the first story in the book sung and put to music by a very able group from Houghton Bay School and followed by ‘speeches’ none of which were too long.

Here are a few snaps I imaged on my mobile I didn't manage to get pictures of the two editors - Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris - they too were busy rushing about and signing copies.

Julia Marshall -publisher Gecko Press
Susan Price - writer, historian and book collector and John McIntyre - bookseller

Eirlys Hunter - writer and creative writing tutor

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