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Event to launch three made-in-Windsor books

The University will play a large role in Wednesday’s launch of three made-in-Windsor books, says Marty Gervais, the English department’s resident writing professional.

Publisher with Black Moss Press, which is releasing the three new volumes, he calls the project “a perfect marriage of talents: three Windsor authors, a team of Windsor University editors and book designers, and a Windsor-based publishing company.”

Gervais also teaches the editing and publishing practicum class. His students received three manuscripts in the fall and have spent the time since editing and designing the books. One of the authors, Gillian Cott (BA 2012, M.Ed 2013), is an alumna of the University and Gervais’ course.

Her book, Make Me, Remake Me, combines poetry and prose in a memoir of her experiences travelling across Europe and North America.

“Outside of the travel, which is what paints some of the most beautiful images, people identify with the feeling of falling in love, being hurt, or being embarrassed,” Cott says. “We forget that we’re all the same species and feel similar sensations.”

Wednesday’s reception is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue, and will also launch Peter Hrastovec’s volume of poetry Sidelines, and Sunday with the Tigers, edited by Dale Jacobs. Watch for more information on these books in upcoming editions of DailyNews.