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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Monday, January 18, 2010

Columbian story on Toni Partington's Wind Wing

Women inspire Vancouver writer

Vancouver’s Toni Partington has been writing since she was 10 years old and has helped others with their books.

Now the 58-year-old Vancouver resident has a book of her own, “Wind Wing.”

Partington launched “Wind Wing,” which she published through LuLu, during a Thursday open mic poetry night at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, where the book will be sold for $10.

The book of poetry has three sections. The first explores the experience she had being raised by a mother with mental illness.

“It was rough,” Partington said, noting that at the time mental illness wasn’t openly discussed and many people didn’t understand it. The second section reflects the women in transition that Partington met through her social work; the third represents some of her observations.

“The book has been a long time in the making,” Partington said.

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