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Peers, Families, Professionals and Others…..

So who has been buying copies of the Recovery Narrative Project’s anthology?  Well a wide range of people have expressed an interest and purchased copies of Evening the frayed edges.  The Authors just wanted to share their stories and perspectives of Recovery.  So far an elected Representative, Doctors, Receptionists, Professionals, Peers, Family Members have all got their copy of our book.  There will be lots of opportunities to get your copy too!  If you know any of the Authors and would like a copy; you can get copies from the Authors (Dori Jaffe, Deniz Burton Ismen, Jude Swanson, Margo Robinson, Susan J. Katz, and Susan Trapp).  If you want to come to our Book Launch on September 26, see our blog posting for the information.  Reducing stigma is one of the goals we have in sharing our stories. 

Wow, you are a published Author!

I’ve heard those words from quite a few friends over the past week.  And its TRUE!  Six People with lived experience with mental illness have collaborated on a book together.  The Authors share about their experience.  Our anthology ‘Evening the frayed edges’ is a book we are all proud of.   Some of the Authors will be on Co-op Radio (Wednesday September 22 @ 2 PM) and of course we will be hosting our Book Launch (Sunday September 26 @ 7PM) at the John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver.  Hope to see you there!

If you want a book come to the launch or…

You can buy a copy directly from  one of the Recovery Narrative Project’s Authors!

Dori Jaffe, Deniz Burton Ismen, Jude Swanson, Margo Robinson, Susan J. Katz, and Susan Trapp

We are also appearing on Co-op Radio (September 22- 2-2:30PM) and everyone is welcome to attend our Book Launch!

Books are here!!!

The Recovery Narrative Project has passed yet another milestone (kilometrestone in metric)!  Our anthology ‘Evening the frayed edges’ has been published!  Together the members of the Recovery Narrative Project have worked collaboratively on getting this book printed.  The Authors will be appearing on Co-op Radio on September 22 (2:00-2:30 PM) and of course there is our book launch being held on September 26 (7-9 PM). 

Interview on Co-op Radio

On Wednesday September 22 from 2pm to 2:30pm Steve Duncan from Co-op Radio (102.7 FM)will be hosting the Authors of the Recovery Narrative Project’s anthology: EVENING the frayed edges.  Topics will probably include the process of writing a collaborative book and our upcoming book launch.

Book Launch Announcement!

ON BEHALF OF THE
RECOVERY NARRATIVE PROJECT WRITERS**

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE LAUNCH OF OUR FIRST ANTHOLOGY:

EVENING the frayed edges:
a collection of first-hand accounts of Mental Health Recovery

AT THE JOHN BRAITHWAITE COMMUNITY CENTRE
145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver

ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2010
OPENING AND GREETINGS BEGIN AT 7:00 PM
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

**Dori Jaffe, Deniz Burton Ismen, Jude Swanson, Margo Robinson, Susan J. Katz, and Susan Trapp**
WARMEST REGARDS…SUSAN J. KATZ (EDITOR)

Book Launch Announced…

Evening the frayed edges

An anthology of experiences of Recovery

By members of the Recovery Narrative Project

Sunday September 26, 2010

Opening 7pm

Anchor Room

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Near sea bus in North Vancouver

Hope to see you there!!!

Processing the process…

Here in Vancouver we’ve had a pretty sunny summer.  In my opinion it has been especially sunny and hot this past weekend.  The weather can be compared to the process of writing a book.  There can be changes in the temperature over various periods of the process.  In many ways the Recovery Narrative Project is transitioning from one part of the process into another and therefore things seem to be heating up.  The writing and editing may be done but that is just part of what it takes to get the book to the bookshelves.  I am so grateful to the other Members of this writing circle because completing this collaborative anthology has been a real learning exercise.  I am trying to enjoy the ride but there is often many things to do too.