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text advertising launch of the book Grace of Falling Stars on Wednesday, April 7.Several associated activities will add to the fun of the launch of the book Grace of Falling Stars on Wednesday, April 7.

Book launch to add music and mixology to poetry

Prior to the pandemic, the book launch at the conclusion of the Publishing Practicum course was an in-person event with cocktails, food and a large crowd. This year, the launch will happen online Wednesday, April 7, and organizers are determined to still make it fun.

“Since the event is online this year, people from all over the world can attend,” says student Victoria Hecnar. “In the past, the live launch events were limited to people living locally.”

The evening will kick off with a pre-event “Do-It-Yourself cocktail hour” on Facebook Live at 5:30 p.m.

As the audience moves onto Zoom at 6:30 p.m. for the main event, they’ll enjoy a performance by singer-songwriter and education student Allesandro Rotondi (BMus 2020).

Then the virtual launch gets underway at 7 p.m., with author Bruce Meyer reading poetry selections from his new book Grace of Falling Stars, a behind-the-scenes video on the publishing process, giveaways of autographed copies, and a live question-and-answer session.

Join the Zoom event, purchase books, and link to Grace of Falling Stars’ social media feeds here: linktr.ee/GraceofFallingStars.

—Susan McKee