March is here, and even though we might not see the end of this winter for a few more weeks, it’s officially time for One Book One Town! Copies of Station Eleven are flying off our shelves and displays, and we are ready to get our community conversation started!
Registration for our signature event, An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel begins this Wednesday, March 4th at 9:00 am. Register here, or call us at 203.256.3160. This event is expected to fill to capacity quickly, but don’t hesitate to put yourself on the waiting list if necessary – we are constantly working to make sure we can accommodate as many people as possible!
A few years ago, one of our past One Book One Town authors mentioned how impressed he was with the idea of a community organizing itself around the sharing of a story. Now, another ‘OBOT’ season has come to a close and we would like to thank Fairfield for taking another incredible journey with us.
Each year we try and select a book that is radically different than the years before and once again, the town has embraced this year’s title, A House in the Sky. An almost-capacity crowd filled the Regina A. Quick Center for the Performing Arts at Fairfield University to see Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett speak. It was an emotional, empowering night that left everyone fortunate enough to experience it deeply moved and fundamentally changed.
The authors shared a similar sentiment:
Many thanks to our community partners like the Pequot Library, Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Bookstore, the primary sponsor the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library and our other sponsors listed on this blog.
Each year we wonder how we’ll ever be able to put together as satisfying a One Book One Town experience as the previous year. We’re still working on that, but for now, if you have a suggestion for One Book One Town 2015, please feel free to share it in the comments below.
Happy Reading and see you next Winter!