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Tickets are now available for the most exciting literary event of the year! Free tickets are ready for pick up at participating libraries OR GET A TICKET AT THE DOOR!

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in style at Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre (12 Nelson Street East, Meaford) on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 pm. This year, local authors are defending Canadian books that influenced them. Their powers of persuasion will be tested as one book will be voted off each round until there is only one champion left.

The defenders and local authors are:

  • Clearview Public Library: Cecily Ross, The Wars by Timothy Findley
  • Collingwood Public Library: Catherine Gildiner, Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro
  • Meaford Public Library: Cathy Marie Buchanan, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
  • Springwater Public Library: Tracy L. Ward, Random Passage by Bernice Morgan
  • Wasaga Beach Public Library: Bianca Lakoseljac, The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  • Moderator: Catherine Thompson, Newscaster/Reporter 97.7 FM

During the four rounds of the event, each author/defender answers questions regarding their chosen book, critiques the others, and sets up alliances to determine which book stays, and which book goes. Witticisms and wisecracks fly as each defender attempts to prove why their book is the best. The audience also gets into the fight by voting for the “People’s Choice” award during the intermission.

“Georgian Bay Reads is an event our library and community look forward to every year. It is a great way to raise the profile of our Canadian authors and the library, plus it is so much fun!” says Amy Solecki, Community Outreach Coordinator for Meaford Public Library.

Tickets are required, and are available at the participating libraries. Grab your free ticket early as you do not want to miss the 10th anniversary of this fun filled event. Refreshments will also be served.

Which Library will be crowned champion?

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