Saturday October 16 @ 7pm
Virtual event held on Zoom
Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library are excited to hold the 2021 Oxford Reads Gala featuring award-winning author and this year’s Oxford Reads pick, Emma Donoghue.Hosted by CBC’s Chris dela Torre, the evening will be an intimate conversation online with Emma Donoghue as she discusses her newest novel, The Pull of the Stars, and brings the 2021 Oxford Reads experience to a close. Her historical novel, set in Ireland in 1918 at the height of the Spanish Flu, is quite timely as it explores life, death and love during a pandemic. The doctor, who is one of the main characters in The Pull of the Stars, is based on a true historical figure. This searing account demonstrates an incredible amount of research that Donoghue weaves throughout her story. It also highlights the toll that a widespread health crisis takes on our incredible front line workers.
Oxford Reads aims to connect readers across the County while celebrating Canadian literature and fostering discussion. Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library are partners in promoting the Oxford Reads experience. Tickets are free and will give you access to a Zoom link to participate in the discussion. Only one (1) ticket is needed for groups of two (2) or more watching together. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook for those without a ticket to the Zoom event.
EARLY BIRDS! Reserve your ticket by Thursday September 30th at 11:59pm to be entered to win one (1) of five (5) at home viewing party kits for you and four (4) friends.