Time to tackle GB Library Reads

(Postmedia Network)

(Postmedia Network)

COLLINGWOOD — Georgian Bay’s literary event returns on Oct. 21 to the Collingwood Leisure Time Club at 7 p.m.

The ninth annual Georgian Bay Reads event pits book defenders from each participating library against each other to determine the best Canadian title. It’s an evening full of laughs as each defender argues why their book is deserves to be the champion.

The defenders for each library are:

• Clearview: Julie Pollock, book is The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross.

• Collingwood: Mariane McLeod, book is Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery.

• Meaford: Leslie Ransom, book is Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese.

• Springwater: Anne Arksey, book is Man in the Shadows by Gordon Henderson.

• Wasaga Beach: Cathy Turrie, book is We’re All in This Together by Amy Jones.

The event will be moderated by Julie LeBlanc of Collingwood, the 2016 winner of the challenge.

Each defender will explain why their choice is the best, as the moderator gives them questions to be answered within a set time limit.

Meanwhile, the other contenders will be arguing and presenting passionate critiques of all books but their own. As each round ends, a defender and book are voted down, until only the Georgian Bay Reads champion is left. The audience can participate in the fun as well by voting for the People’s Choice Award.

“It’s going to be an incredible event this year,” said Dorothy Gebert, public relations co-ordinator at the Collingwood Public Library. “We’ve got five fabulous books with five enthusiastic defenders, so I can guarantee that intellectual repartee and tension-filled moments will be part of the show. It is going to be an exciting event to be at.”

Admission is free, but tickets are limited. Contact a participating library to reserve yours. 

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