BLURB TO HOST EXCLUSIVE BOOK SIGNING EVENT WITH CRAIG F. WALKER AT VISA POUR L’IMAGE
 
Pulitzer prize winner and self-published author to discuss his award winning book ‘Ian Fisher: American Soldier’ on 2nd September.
 
London —25th August, 2010—Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform, has announced it will be hosting an exclusive event with Pulitzer prize-winning author Craig F. Walker at this year’s Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan. The event offers people attending this premier international festival of photojournalism the opportunity to meet the author to discuss his award winning book ‘Ian Fisher: American Soldier’, which was self-published on the Blurb creative platform.
 
Craig F. Walker is an award winning photo-journalist for the Denver Post. His work ‘Ian Fisher: American Soldier’ chronicles the journey of a young man from his time as a high school student to a soldier fighting in Iraq and back home. The series covers a two and- a-half-year relationship between Walker and Fisher. The book covers Fisher’s high school graduation rehearsal and over the ensuing months through enlistment and basic training. Walker traveled to Iraq to be with him as he served in Diwaniyah, a volatile area in south-central Iraq, and he was there when Fisher returned home.
 
This exclusive book signing event, hosted by Blurb, will take place on Thursday 2nd September and the first 50 people to attend the event will receive a free signed copy of ‘Ian Fisher: American Soldier’. The event will also offer festival attendees the chance find out more about self publishing and how to use the Blurb platform to create and distribute their own work.
 
“We are excited to be hosting this reception and book signing with Craig F. Walker. Craig’s intimate and thought provoking work is a fantastic piece of photojournalism which he has expertly brought to life through the Blurb creative platform”, said Teresa Pereira, Senior Director of European Market Development, Blurb Europe. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to Visa pour l’Image and showcasing example of high quality and innovative self-published work.”
 
People interested in attending the event are invited to come along to the Le Grand Café  de la poste, Palace Verdun, 66000 Perpignan at 4pm. There will be a drinks reception and an opportunity to review more examples of books from Blurb.
 
Visa pour l'Image (www.visapourlimage.com) is the leading International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France from 28th August to 12th September. The show features some of the best photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions and events across the city.
 
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