This Thursday, just in time for Valentines Day Stories From Our Black Books is dishing up some great stories with the preview launch of Volume 2 of “STORIES FROM OUR BLACK BOOKS”. Not only is the book great fun to read, Stories has gone one step further partnering with ZOË Alliance to help women improve their life story in Guatemala. Read on…and rsvp if you like!
|You are invited to the exclusive Toronto preview launch of ”STORIES FROM OUR BLACK BOOKS” Vol.2. on Thursday February 11, 2010 at 8:30pm, Libra Lounge
The Story of Stories: Stories started in 2005. Creator Carissa Reiniger, and some friends got women to submit stories about the men in their lives. After only 6 weeks, hundreds of stories were submitted. After appearing on Canada’s national morning show, multiple publishers approached Reiniger with offers to publish the yet unnamed and un-planned book. Realizing she was onto something, Reiniger self published Stories From Our Black Books Vol.1 (The Book) in November of 2005. The Book sold out within weeks of its release.
In 2007 the vision to turn The Book into a play turned to reality, It toured through Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary in the fall of 2007. Reiniger then decided it needed music. Six original songs were written and the play was work-shopped again in Toronto in Feb of 2008. With a six-week Toronto run of Stories in May/June of 2008 The Play continued to develop. Realizing the potential of the brand and not just the products that were being created, Reiniger went back to the drawing board and built a team, a larger vision and action plan to take Stories to a place where it is now – a social brand, focused on women, with global impact and lots of fun!
The Current Story: After much anticipation, and with hundreds of more juicy stories from women ”STORIES FROM OUR BLACK BOOKS” Vol.2 has been born! The Book is a compilation of the juiciest, the most moving, the funniest and the most influential stories that were submitted! The new version of The Book is scheduled to launch publicly February 14th, 2010, you don’t want to miss out on getting your copy before everyone else.
Currently Reiniger is working in NYC to create an Off Broadway Musical of the Stories. They are still collecting stories now! Don’t hesitate! Click on My Black Book and start submitting your stories today! They may just be part of the next edition.
Charity: Reiniger has partnered with Zoe Alliance to support women in Guatemala who have made a limited edition line of designer jewelry based on “STORIES FROM OUR BLACK BOOKS”. This will be showcased at the book launch and will be the first time the line has ever been seen. Don’t miss out on your chance to purchase these beautiful handcrafted items and support women in Guatemala.
What: Come out and enjoy cocktails, appetizers, girl talk, performances, your very own exclusive copy of Vol.2 and a fabulous gift bag
When: Thursday February 11, 2010 | 8:30pm
Where: Libra Lounge | 391 King Street West | Toronto
RSVP: Chris Binet | firstname.lastname@example.org |416-907-0977