The Collingwood Public Library is pleased to announce it will host this year’s Georgian Bay Reads. An event filled with lively discussion, good-natured competition and an enthusiastic audience, Georgian Bay Reads brings together local libraries to celebrate Canadian authors and communication between libraries.
Georgian Bay Reads takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Collingwood Public Library. Five libraries will participate in this year’s event: Blue Mountains, Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.
Free for all attendees, recognizable community members defend their chosen books, in hopes of convincing fellow defenders and audience members of their books’ merit. Books are all works of Canadian fiction. The winning defender brings home a trophy for his or her library.
Author Christine Cowley will represent the Collingwood Public Library, with her book choice The Holding by Merilyn Simonds.
“I feel honoured to represent Collingwood in this year’s Georgian Bay Reads and I hope that it excites local readers into exploring the wealth of Canadian literature available, both new and classic,” says Cowley.
Sara Hershoff, publisher of The Creemore Echo, returns to moderate the event. Hershoff took home the trophy for Clearview Public Library after a tie-breaking audience vote. Her winning selection was The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan.