‘We Are Newton’ book launched Sunday

The 72-page anthology is a project launched by the Friends of the Grove group

Cover of the 'We Are Newton' book.

SURREY — A new anthology about Newton is filled with close to 60 stories and poems about the neighbourhood.

Bound copies of the 72-page “We Are Newton” book, a project launched by the Friends of the Grove group in August, are nearly ready for reading.

Over the past couple of months, submissions were collected about what it means to live, work and play in Newton.

“It went really well, and we received a wide range of stories and poems,” said David Dalley, project co-ordinator.

“We initially thought we might have enough for a little chapbook that we’d staple together and give out, but it’s an actual book. We’re happy with the results.”

Some copies will be given to those who attend a book-launch event on Sunday (Nov. 20) at the Old Surrey Restaurant, starting at 5:30 p.m.

A second print run is in the works, funding pending.

“The goal is to be generous with (copies of the book), to give them away to anyone who wants one,” Dalley told the Now.

“There will be a copy of the anthology in the Little Free Library that is going into The Grove in the spring, so people will always be able to access it there,” he added.

Those who want a copy can add their name to a waiting list. For details, call Dalley at 778-988-3549 or email info@friendsofthegrove.ca.

Funding for the project and launch event is provided by the Vancouver Foundation in partnership with the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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