Launch unites authors

Nanaimo - Judy Millar and Pat Smekal launch their new books at the Harbourfront Library Saturday (Nov. 17).

Judy Millar reads from her book Beaver Bluff Saturday (Nov. 17) at the Harbourfront Library.

Judy Millar reads from her book Beaver Bluff Saturday (Nov. 17) at the Harbourfront Library.

Comedy and poetry unite during a double book launch at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library Saturday (Nov. 17).

Judy Millar will read Beaver Bluff: The Librarian Stories and Pat Smekal is promoting her book Small Corners, 2 p.m. at the library.

Millar is an award winning writer who frequently participates in spoken-word performances in Nanaimo.

“My stories are set in Big Beaver Country, a fictional country somewhere in the Pacific Northwest,” said Millar in a press release.

Smekal’s Small Corners is a collection of poems. She’s won a number of prizes for her work over the years, which has appeared in Canadian journals, anthologies and chapbooks.