100 Miles of Baseball Virtual Book Launch

March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
100 Miles of Baseball Virtual Book Launch
You’re invited to the virtual book launch of 100 MILES OF BASEBALL: FIFTY GAMES, ONE SUMMER by Dale Jacobs & Heidi LM Jacobs! Tune in live on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7 PM EST. Heidi and Dale will be joined for a discussion by Michael Elves, radio host and self-proclaimed baseball fiend. There will also be a pre-recorded musical performance from Crissi Cochrane. At the end, there will also be an audience Q&A and a book giveaway. You could win a signed copy of the book!
Co-hosted by Glass Bookshop (Edmonton, AB) & The Book Keeper (Sarnia, ON).
We’ll be streaming live on Facebook and on YouTube. The video link will be posted closer to the event date, so RSVP to stay up to date.
We’re also partnering with a local brewery, Chapter Two Brewing for the launch. You can purchase a Book & Brews Baseball Bundle from them where you get a copy of 100 Miles of Baseball and a special 4-pack of their Golden Ale beer for $35 (tax included)! This exclusive edition of their Golden Ale beer will feature 100 Miles of Baseball on the can. These bundles will be available March 12, 2021, so you can pre-order to have your bundle in time for the launch. Call Chapter Two at (519)915-3118 to pre-order. Even though we’ll be celebrating the launch virtually, we can still all raise a glass together from a distance!
By the end of the 2016 season, Dale Jacobs and Heidi LM Jacobs both finally admitted to themselves and to each other that they were losing interest in the Tigers and, consequently, in baseball itself—a thread that had not only connected the two of them, but brought them together with their families and with their own histories as well. They weren’t sure what they were missing, but they had an idea where it might be found: in their own backyard. Drawing a radius of one hundred miles around their home in Windsor, Ontario, Heidi and Dale set a goal of seeing fifty games within that circle in one summer, a schedule that took them across southwestern Ontario and into Michigan and Ohio, from bleachers behind high schools, to manicured university turf, to the steep concrete stands of major league parks. 100 MILES OF BASEBALL is the story of their rediscovery of their love of the game—and with it their relationships, and the region they call home.
Dale Jacobs is the author of Graphic Encounters: Comics and the Sponsorship of Multimodal Literacy (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). He is the editor of Sunday with the Tigers: Eleven Ways to Watch a Game (Black Moss Press, 2015) and The Myles Horton Reader (University of Tennessee Press, 2003), and co-editor (with Laura Micciche) of A Way to Move: Rhetorics of Emotion and Composition Studies (Boynton Cook/Heinemann, 2003). His academic/creative nonfiction book, The 1976 Project: On Comics and Grief, is forthcoming from Wilfred Laurier University Press. He is the editor of The Windsor Review and teaches in the English Department at the University of Windsor.
Heidi LM Jacobs’ novel Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear (NeWest Press, 2019) won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2020. She is a librarian at the University of Windsor and one of the researchers behind the award-winning Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred “Boomer” Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars project. She is currently co-writing a book about the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first Black team to win the Ontario Baseball Amateur Association Championship (forthcoming from Wilfred Laurier University Press). Originally from Edmonton, she now lives in Windsor, Ontario.

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