Islanders will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with world-renowned author Alistair MacLeod when he visits the province as part of One Book One Island.
“Alistair MacLeod is a tremendous author, and his book ‘Island: the Collected Stories’ has been very well received as this year’s choice for One Book One Island,” said Culture Minister Robert Henderson. “It is a great honour for our public library service to play host to an author of MacLeod’s calibre. I encourage all Islanders to take this opportunity to meet the author and hear his stories in his own voice.”
MacLeod will read from his book and take part in an informal discussion about his work
at each of three stops he plans to make at public libraries next week.
He will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public
Library; on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Stratford Public Library; and at 7 p.m. at the Summerside Rotary Library. There is no admission for these events.
One Book One Island was first launched in 2011 as a way to encourage reading and literacy with Islanders. Since then, thousands of residents have participated in the annual