Virtual Book Launch
A Book Launch Under COVID-19? Virtually Moving!
by: Julienne Rousseau University of Windsor students in Marty Gervais’ Editing and Publishing Practicum courses have done something that’s virtually never been done before. They held a virtual book launch on Zoom. “Life would be boring without art,” said Dr. Joanna Luft, Head of Windsor’s English Department, setting the tone for the evening in her opening remarks. Indeed, this Zoom was like a first performance of a play. Although students have accommodated virtual learning, knowing how an audience was going to accept a virtual book launch was uncertain. No worries. Gervais’ students developed a framework for the launch that was