From The Cottage Porch Book Launch

On a sunny May weekend when cottagers head north to shake winter out of their cottages, publisher Jessica Outram of Sunshine in a Jar Press, hosts a book launch for a perfect summer read titled From the Cottage Porch, an anthology dedicated to all cottage lovers.

Publisher Jessica Outram

My short story Cookie Goes Swimming is one of the stories. Ms. Outram introduces Master of Ceremonies James Dewar, President of WCDR (Writers’ Community of Durham Region) and contributor to the anthology. James introduces a few readers who read their poems and short stories (blood-sucking leeches and smelly outhouses in there), followed by a break for drinks, light snacks and more music, after which readers round off the launch with a few more readings (walking trees!).

James Dewar, President WCDR

Jessica generously thanks many people for their support in this process. But it’s clear that Jessica is a can do woman. She juggles full-time teaching with finishing her Master’s degree – and starting a publishing business, Sunshine in a Jar Press.

Eighteen Contributing Writers From the Cottage Porch

Writer Mary E. McIntyre and Publisher Jessica Outram

From the Cottage Porch, an anthology

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Nice post Mary! sorry I couldn’t be there. Congratulations!

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  2. Posted by Dolores Kivi on May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Congratulations, Mary! All best.
    Dolores

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  3. Posted by Cheryl on May 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Looks like you had a great time … well deserved, too! Sorry I missed it. Che

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  4. […] May 9, 2011 in News | Tags: Mary E. McIntyre, Sunshine in a Jar Press, The Cottage Porch, writers, writing I was one of those people who went north this weekend to shake winter out of my cottage … finally.  Such a late start this year!  The price paid besides a frozen pump was that I missed The Cottage Porch book launch. My good friend and writing pal, Mary E. McIntyre, was one of the contributors and sets out the details of the event, the publication and  introduces publisher Jessica Outram of Sunshine in a Jar Press in her latest post.  On a sunny May weekend when cottagers head north to shake winter out of their cottages, publisher Jessica Outram of Sunshine in a Jar Press, hosts a book launch for a perfect summer read titled From the Cottage Porch, an anthology dedicated to all cottage lovers. Ms. Outram put out a call for submissions in 2010, narrowing the list to thirty- … Read More […]

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