Thursday, September 6, 2012

You're invited to the book launch for The Darkest Corner of the World by Urve Tamberg

Hi, Brian.
I'd like to share the news of my first book launch! It all started with one of your writing courses, so many thanks to you, and all of the wonderful writers I have met in your courses.
The Toronto launch of The Darkest Corner of the World will be:

Saturday September 29, 2012
2 to 4 pm
at Tartu College, 310 Bloor Street, Toronto
(just east of Spadina).

The event is open to all, and refreshments will be available. The novel is young adult historical fiction, so children and teens are welcome.


About the book
Who can you turn to when the only choice is between two evils? In the summer of 1941, fifteen-year-old Madli hopes that the Soviet occupation of Estonia is temporary. But when the Nazis invade her country, friends and family find themselves divided as they try to choose which dictator they'd rather live under — Hitler or Stalin. Madli is horrified by either choice, but how long can she remain neutral? Every day brings new dangers and unimaginable decisions. In order to survive, Madli knows she can't fight the enemy, so she is determined to outwit them to save her family.

About the Author
Urve Tamberg grew up in Toronto as the daughter of Estonian immigrant parents. With a B.Sc. (Physical Therapy), and a M.B.A., her management career spanned both the private and public sectors of health care. Urve has always been inspired by little-known stories of stubbornness, ingenuity, and bravery, so a few years ago she began to write historical fiction for teens. Urve lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband, three children, and a little black dog named Shimmer.

Connect with Urve
If you'd would like more information, please visit Urve’s website at and
Urve loves to come out of her writing cave and talk to people, and she’s booking school visits, presentations, and book clubs.
If you can't make it to the book launch, The Darkest Corner of the World is available on-line here and here. It's also available at independent books stores.

The Darkest Corner of the World is published by Dancing Cat Books, an imprint of Cormorant Books. For information on submitting to Dancing Cat, see here.

Three creative writing courses starting this fall still have space: Welcome to Creative Writing in Burlington on Tuesday afternoons (see here) and The Next Step in Creative Writing, offered on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here) and on Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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