Edmonton Book Bloggers Agree - NeWest Spring Spectacular ... was?

May 17, 2013

On Wednesday, the 15th of May, we here at NeWest Press showed off four of our Spring 2013 authors with the first (and hopefully not the last) Spring Spectacular, held at Roast Coffeehouse and Wine Bar here in our fair city of Edmonton. The city's best and brightest examples of the literati-glitterati were out in full force, and the results are streaming in!

Laura Frey of Reading in Bed, who you'll recall for her reviews of Belinda's Rings and The Paradise Engine, had this to say: "When I say homegrown, I don’t mean unprofessional. The event was very well run. Roast Coffee House was an almost perfect venue (just too hot), and Chris Craddock’s MCing was both brief and funny, which is exactly what you want from an MC." Read the rest of her post here.

The Book-A-Week Project, a great Edmonton-based reader and reviewer, says "Featuring four Canadian authors, the event celebrated some of the publisher's biggest releases in 2013. It was an eye-opening experience for me, a cynical ex-pat of the Canadian publishing industry..." Check out the rest of the post here.

Jennifer Quist, who provided a very engaging and incisive commentary on Fran Kimmel's The Shore Girl a few months back, also attended the event, providing blog fans with some of her observations on book events. Check it out here.

Finally, Brie from Eat Books attended the event as well, and appreciated the casual, laid-back nature of the evening.

Thanks to all of our #yegbooks blog folks who attended the event!