Book launch in Qualicum Beach

A CD featuring three songs Briese has written and sung as part of her journey is inserted in the back cover of each book

Local author, Jule Briese, is having a book launch today from 2:30-4 p.m.  (Nov. 17) at Island Soda Works.

Dancing into Reunion: My Haibun Memoir, Briese said, focuses on the intensity of emotions and sharing thoughts and feelings surfacing during those magical days leading up to her adoption reunion.

“I always knew at some point I would write about those magical days leading up to the reunion with my daughter whom I put up for adoption shortly after her birth,” Briese said.

Briese said the “unique dance existing between prose and haiku” in the Japanese literary form Haibun offered the perfect format for Dancing into Reunion.

A CD featuring three songs Briese has written and sung as part of her journey is inserted in the back cover of each book

Ed Dunnett will be playing classical pieces on his clarinet from 2:30-3 p.m. and Briese will read from her book and play the songs from the CD.

Additionally, $5 from each book sold will go to Haven House.

— Submitted by Jule Briese