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Georgian Bay Reads

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Welcome to Georgian Bay Reads, the premiere literary event along the South Georgian Bay Shore for over 11 years.

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Wasaga Beach Public Library and defender Connie Cook for winning the 2022 Georgian Bay Reads with Daughters of the Deer by Danielle Daniel.

Collingwood Public Library took home the People’s Choice Award for On Foot to Canterbury by Ken Haigh with an impassioned defence by Annie Schiefer.

Thank you to all of our engaged attendees, it was great to see you again! See you next year!

Georgian Bay Reads is Back in Person!

Welcome back to Georgian Bay Reads! We are happy to announce that our 2022 event will be in-person on Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Clearview Library will be hosting at their new award-winning Stayner Branch. Get your ticket here!

See you soon!

What is Georgian Bay Reads?

Your five local libraries, Clearview Public Library, Collingwood Public Library, Meaford Public Library, Springwater Township Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library are pleased to present an evening of laughter and debate as their Defenders participate in a high paced discussion to prove that THEIR book is the best and deserves the title of Georgian Bay Reads.

In these times of continuing chaos and cancelled events, the organizers of the annual Georgian Bay Reads event took a moment to revisit the WHY and the reason for creating this showcase for Canadian literature. One of the original reasons was to create connections and to build bridges between the 5 library communities around Southern Georgian Bay. A secondary reason was and is to promote great stories found in the libraries located in the municipalities of Meaford, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Springwater. The third component was and is to stage some illustrious literary theatre and to host a party in celebration of the annual Ontario Public Library Week that takes place every October.  The 2022 event is our 13th annual, although this is the 14th year of Georgian Bay Reads. This year, Georgian Bay Reads will be back in person at the award winning Stayner Branch of the Clearview Public Library. This event continues to promise laughs, literature, and fun, plus our popular People’s Choice Award will continue.

Contact your library now to get your books. May the best title win!

2021 Winner

Winner of the Georgian Bay Reads 2021 event.

Our 2021 winner is Kieran Rupke from Clearview Library, defending Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. Congratulations!

People's Choice Award winner

Our 2021 People’s Choice and Reader’s Choice Award winner was Ashley Trusler from Meaford Library who defended Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear.