Angela Gentile reading from Cancer Up the Wazoo
Purple suit to match the ribbon!
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, my two latest books Cancer Up the Wazoo and How to Edit an Anthology were presented and launched at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was also a fundraiser for the “CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.” 60 people attended and Tache Pharmacy sponsored the beverages. There were also decorated sugar cookies (made with love by me, Sheila and Simone) and brownies (made by Cupp, my husband).
Cancer Up the Wazoo, How to Edit an Anthology, Hope symbol, and Me (Angela Gentile)
I also revealed my latest project — a symbol of HOPE. It includes the anal cancer ribbon in green and purple and a dragonfly. The logo was created with the talented help from Fusion Communications. The dragonfly is a creation of Chinese brush artist Virginia Lloyd-Davies. Her artwork is also found in the book, Cancer Up the Wazoo. I have plans to help share this beautiful logo with those as a symbol of strength and hope.
Although there are 25 people who contributed to the book, only 5 of us were able to be at the launch. These three short speeches were very touching.
Three guest speakers. Left to right: Lynda Sie Greaves, Maureen Warren, Me (Angela Gentile) and Virginia Davis Wilson).
Me and Father Sam, one of my esteemed guests!
The presentation was 26 minutes in total. I have put it on YouTube, in two parts.
People bought books and I signed them if they wanted me to!
Overall, the launch was a success and we raised $300 for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation! In addition to that, $1 from the sale of each copy of Wazoo will be donated to the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.
To purchase copies, you can find Cancer Up the Wazoo and How to Edit an Anthology on Amazon or at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
A special thank you to all who attended, donated and purchased books.
Angela G. Gentile