Fort McMurray Reads
Fort McMurray Public Library will be celebrating the end of its Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program with “Fort McMurray Reads”; a battle of the books on Saturday August 25th from 6pm-8pm.
Prominent community members on the Fort McMurray Reads Panel will go head-to-head in a debate to determine which of their chosen books should be THE recommended title for everyone in the Wood Buffalo region to read this year. Ultimately, however, the decision will rest in the hands of the event’s audience, who will cast votes to choose the Fort McMurray Reads Book of 2012.
Based on the popular CBC Canada Reads broadcasts, Fort McMurray Reads offers a fun local twist, one that seeks to get residents of Wood Buffalo talking about books, as well as the pleasures and benefits of life-long literacy.
The panelists for Fort McMurray Reads 2012 are:
Journalist and library board member, serving as Panel Moderator
Journalist and book reviewer for Connect Weekly
Representing Mrs. Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Freeman
Lawyer and Director of the Oil Sands Development Group
Representing Monseigneur Quixote, by Graham Greene
Municipal Councilor and Director of Marketing & Communications at Keyano College
Representing The Best Laid Plans, by Terry Fallis
Toddske & Tito
YMM Podcast hosts and comic book aficionados
Representing Marvels, written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Alex Ross
Writer, blogger and Fort McMurray advocate
Representing Shoeless Joe, by W.P. Kinsella