Gabriola Reads!

A Community Literary Conversation

Hosted by CBC Radio’s Sheryl McKay

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Five books. Five champions. One winner: Gabriola’s first-ever Battle of the Books features five of your favourite Gabriolans defending the book they believe is the Quintessential Canadian Novel. Sheryl McKay, arts-lover and host of CBC Radio’s North-by-Northwest, will be host and referee for the evening.

In Gabriola’s edition of this beloved event, audience members determine the winning book. Be there to support your favourite book and the champion who makes the most compelling argument.

Fantastic literary prize raffle | Cash bar | Snacks and other refreshments

The Champions and their books:

Carolyn Bell | Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Sarah Holmes | Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Chris Straw | Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Steve Struthers | The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston

Megan Wurster | Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart


All books are for sale at Pages Marina & Bookstore and available at the Gabriola Library

Sponsored by Friends of the Gabriola Library

Follow the story and watch for updates at the Gabriola Reads Facebook page.

October 3, 2019 — 7 pm / doors open at 6:30 pm | Community Hall | Tickets $10 | Available online and at North Road Sports

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