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Hard copies of 'The Irma Diaries' are here

-book signing slated for tomorrow, March 15, 2018 @ Camden Gourmet Market
Angela Burnett Penn, local author and Environmental Officer, stated that the book is intended to make persons 'care and act' on climate change through the stories of Virgin Islanders who experienced hurricane Irma and lived to tell the tale. Photo: Provided
Five hundred hard copies of 'The Irma Diaries: Compelling Survivor Stories from The Virgin Islands' penned by local author, Angela Burnett Penn arrived on island today, Wednesday, March 15, 2018. Photo: Provided
Five hundred hard copies of 'The Irma Diaries: Compelling Survivor Stories from The Virgin Islands' penned by local author, Angela Burnett Penn arrived on island today, Wednesday, March 15, 2018. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long-anticipated wait for the arrival of 'The Irma Diaries: Compelling Survivor Stories from The Virgin Islands' is finally over. The first 500 printed copies arrived on island today, Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Persons can collect their pre-purchased copy or purchase the book and get it signed at the Book Signing event slated for tomorrow, March 15, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. at Camden Gourmet Market, Tortola Pier Park (TPP). Persons can expect to enjoy a fun evening, including a reading by the author, a brief presentation of books, music and mixing and can treat themselves to food and drink from Camden.

In a very intimate, personal style, 'The Irma Diaries' captures the harrowing, yet amazing and inspiring and, at times, amusing accounts of 25 ordinary-turned-extraordinary people who battled through Hurricane Irma, minute by minute, and came out alive.

'The Irma Diaries' is written by local author, Angela Burnett Penn who was inspired to share these stories with the world as an avenue for the voices of small islanders who lived through this horrific event to be heard globally.

The book is intended to help people around the world connect, care and act on climate change, which will result in stronger Irma brand hurricanes. To help The Virgin Islands (VI) adapt to this new reality, 25 percent of book profits are being donated to The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund and another 25 percent donated to the survivors who contributed their stories.

More about The Irma Diaries and the book’s author can be found at Persons who are not able to attend the Book Signing can collect their pre-purchased copies or purchase a copy at Serendipity Bookshop on Main Street, Tortola.



8 Responses to “Hard copies of 'The Irma Diaries' are here”

  • guy hill (15/03/2018, 00:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job.
  • you made the BVI proud! (15/03/2018, 00:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Angela! You might not be fully aware, but you have created a very important part of the BVI History with your book. 500 will never be enough. Many survivors of Irma wants a copy, all the schools should have copies and many people, who have visited our country over the years, want their own copy too. I have already received requests and am so happy that I paid for my book about 5 weeks ago, before they will quickly run out. Young Lady, better get ready to become a success story. Well done
  • my story (15/03/2018, 01:12) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder where they get there Irma stories from.. I have one of the most unbelievable and Godly experience. No one never visited my apartment. I mean no one from no department or agency to see the destruction and to hear the stories. I'm certain I speak for others... So there are more exciting untold stories than whata told because no one seek them.. Ita all a rush to fame and glory...
    • Online Now (15/03/2018, 08:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      So write it down. Why are you waiting for someone to do it for you?
  • Reader (15/03/2018, 02:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good thing can't wait to get my copy
  • lola (15/03/2018, 06:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What’s the price of the book?
    • $$$$$ (15/03/2018, 09:46) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      $29.99 - well spend money! It also benefits the Climate Change education
  • JO (15/03/2018, 16:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well I can't forget that day. My neighbor needed to get her story in there cause the way I see that wind had she up in the roof, man oh man. Don't know how she even survived

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