Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spouting Off - Launching N'eau

This is what we woke up to this morning ...

It does seem to be warming up though.

Last night was the 5th Annual Spout Off held in conjunction with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival. There was a full house at Darwin's Cafe to hear members of the Clayoquot Writers Group and others read their work.

[David Floody reading.]

The theme was water, although it was okay to interpret that loosely. Seven of the writers had crafted some very witty labels for "brands" of water. They bottled these ideas, both literally as labels on bottles of water and also in a small chapbook, N'eau: A brief exploration into dubious virtues of marketing. [The Cosmic Springs label on the bottle shown here was written by Greg Blanchette.]

The lovely Joanna Streetly was the water sprite of the evening (the strapless gown, sparkly shawl, and striped knee high socks looked particularly fetching together) and tried to sell her watery wares to the attendees.

There are still copies of N'eau available. It's a limited edition of 50 so if you are interested, just leave a comment here or email me for more information. All proceeds to the Writers' Group.

[Greg Blanchette reading.]

[Janice Lore reading.]

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