There’s going to be a literary showdown in Wasaga Beach this fall. But it’s all for a good cause. Wasaga Beach Public Library is gearing up to hold the fourth annual Georgian Bay Reads on October 20, 2012. This free event, to be held at the Oakview Community Centre, will be hosted by Wasaga Beach’s own Mariane McLeod of The Beach 97.7 radio. Hot off last year’s win defending Fall on Your Knees, McLeod will ensure the evening is lively as participants “duke it out” in a literary sense, to see what book is named the best Canadian novel.
Georgian Bay Reads is a celebration of Canadian literature. Libraries from four neighbouring communities: Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford and Town of Blue Mountains will each send a representative to defend their book of choice. This year Wasaga Beach will be represented by Deputy Mayor David Foster, who will defend The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. The heat will rise as defenders battle, joke and do whatever is necessary to keep their book from being voted off. Audience participation is a must as defenders debate the merits of their books. Each book is voted off by members of the panel with help from the audience. The winning defender brings home a trophy for his or her library. As the biggest book debate in the Georgian Bay region, the event promises to provide the audience with an evening of lively discussion, big laughs and great Canadian books.