Poet Shirley Camia launches latest book
Author Shirley Camia
WINNIPEG – Shirley Camia launched her latest poetry collection, The Significance of Moths, to a full house, at McNally Robinson Booksellers, on April 22, 2015.
Sacrifices were made. The Winnipeg Jets were playing. Not everyone in the audience was familiar with poetry readings. But by the end of the launch, the charismatic CBC journalist had not only charmed the crowd but also had them actively applauding each of her pieces.
Born in Winnipeg, to first generation Filipino immigrants, Camia’s book of poetry examines many of the issues that immigrants face in a new land while wrestling with the question of what makes a home.
To open the launch, the publishers, Turnstone Press, invited poet Luann Hiebert to read several poems from her latest book, What Lies Behind. And to close the evening, Turnstone Press presented a gorgeous cake, created by McNally Robinson’s pastry chef, which beautifully reproduced the cover image from The Significance of Moths.
For more information on Shirley Camia’s book, The Significance of Moths, go to Turnstonepress.com.