Guelph Reads!

An invitation from this year’s Guelph Reads moderator, Anne MacKay


Get your FREE tickets to this entertaining evening event here

Then join our panelists on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7pm at the Main Library for an evening of friendly competition to choose the next book for Guelph to read. If you want to get a head start, here are this year’s panelists and the books they will defend:

photo credit: Guelph Mercury

John Borthwick         Minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Guelph

Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga

In 1966, 12-year-old Chanie (“Charlie”) Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called and four recommendations were made to prevent another tragedy. None of those recommendations was applied.



photo credit: Guelph Today

Aggie Mlynarz        Recent local political candidate

Split Tooth,  by Tanya Tagaq

This debut from acclaimed Inuit throat singer Tagaq (her album “Animism” won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize) is a shamanic coming-of-age journey through a haunted and mystical Arctic landscape.





photo credit: Oakville Ballet

Judith Yan            Conductor of the Guelph Symphony

Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan

A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, form the author of the International bestseller, Half-Blood Blues. Winner of the 2018 Giller Prize.