Wednesday, March 20th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Each spring, the CBC hosts a Canada Reads event where celebrities champion five Canadian books. The goal is to choose a title that everyone in the country should be reading.
Brantford will choose our own winner at the second-annual Canada Reads: BPL Edition event.
Comedian and award-winning television writer Graham Chittenden will emcee and evening of debate and discussion between a panel of local book lovers.
This year, our panel includes:
- Chamber of Commerce CEO Charlene Nicholson
- Local author and photographer Layne Beckner (Read her book Remember Us)
- Library Board member Caroline Freibauer
- Library Book Club Leader Anna Rowe
- Book blogger Susan Gibson (Read her blog A Year of Books)
Refreshments will be served at the event.
This year's shortlisted titles are:
Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung
Brother by David Chariandy
Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins