An Epic Event for an Epic Book

Kathy MacMillan perches on a ledge looking over the dining room where gala guests sit.

The celebration gets underway!

There is not a word in the language of the gods to describe how grateful I am to everyone who came to last night’s Sword and Verse Gala to benefit Deaf Camps, Inc.  I got to celebrate the launch of my debut novel with my favorite people from all the different spheres of my life, and I got to highlight an organization that is dear to my heart and make a contribution to the Deaf Camps, Inc. scholarship fund.

Welcome to the Library of the Gods!

Welcome to the Library of the Gods!

 

Learn more about Deaf Camps, Inc. at www.deafcampsinc.org.

Learn more about Deaf Camps, Inc. at http://www.deafcampsinc.org.

Sword and Verse is all about language and communication, and how detrimental limiting access to language is.  That’s why I am especially pleased that my launch event was able to highlight and support Deaf Camps, Inc.,  a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language.  I have been involved with Deaf Camps, Inc. for fifteen years, and never have I met a more dedicated and passionate group of people.

 

Kathy MacMillan stands in front of a mantelpiece speaking into a microphone while a woman beside her interprets in American Sign Language.

Sharing the inspirations behind SWORD AND VERSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inkpot and quill centerpieces featuring lines from Raisa's heart-verse.

Inkpot and quill centerpieces featuring lines from Raisa’s heart-verse.

The author hard at work signing guests' copies of SWORD AND VERSE.

The author hard at work signing guests’ copies of SWORD AND VERSE.

I was so excited to share this evening with members of my critique group, authors Kate Bradley-Ferrall and L.V. Pires.

I was so excited to share this evening with members of my critique group, authors Kate Bradley-Ferrall and L.V. Pires.

Thank you to the board and volunteers of Deaf Camps, Inc, who worked hard to pull this event off; to Elaine Benson and Joanne Westerman, who provided interpreting services for the evening; to the staff of Grey Rock Mansion and Simply Elegant Catering, who hosted us in style, and to the many donors who made this event possible:

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One Response to An Epic Event for an Epic Book

  1. Kathleen says:

    I’m so glad that you had such an enchanting launch! Yay! What a wonderful way to spotlight Deaf Camps Inc. Congratulations on SWORD AND VERSE!

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