Local author launching book at The Ship pub tonight

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Award-winning writer Scott Bartlett of St. John’s is officially releasing his second novel with an event at The Ship pub tonight.

Scott Bartlett

Bartlett, winner of the 2012 Percy Janes First Novel Award and the 2011 Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award, Bartlett has self-published “Taking Stock,” a novel exploring the stigma of mental health issues.

“It’s about a young man struggling with mental illness while attempting to navigate an exploitative modern workplace,” said Bartlett, 26, in a written statement. “The story’s intensity ratchets up quickly and will make readers reconsider popular thinking on mental health.”

At tonight’s book launch, Bartlett will share the stage with a number of up and coming local performers, including writers, musicians and comedians. It’s his effort to give back to the community that has given him so much support, he said.

Admission to the “Taking Stock” book launch is free and it will get underway at 8 p.m. The book will be available for purchase at the event and as online at scottplots.com.



Organizations: The Ship

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  • Rachael
    November 20, 2013 - 01:38

    I have been terribly wronged by the off duty conduct of a senior administrator at my workplace. The impact has been a severe fall into depression which is lasting several years. I want to address the "wrongs" and hold those responsible to some form of accountability. But nobody is listening. I am being dismissed by those with more authority than myself because I have a mental illness, which means to many that I should not be taken seriously. I no longer have credibility and of the many losses that I have incurred in this whole affair, the theft of my voice has been the most traumatic. I intend to buy your book online and perhaps your words will be a voice shared.