Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Book-lover ‘Selfies’ on Facebook

“At last Thursday’s County Council meeting, Nancy Frater and members of the team behind the ‘One Book One County Dufferin’ reading program revealed that Charlotte Gray’s ‘The Massey Murder’ has been selected as the 2015 winner.

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Along with the big reveal, the coordinators of the gigantic book club had a special surprise for members of County Council to help encourage their support of both the program and reading in general.

‘We understand that Council is very busy with budget deliberations and living among a lot of stress and angst, so we want to provide something to take away that stress and angst from your lives,” said Ms. Frater. ‘We would like to present a copy of ‘The Massey Murder’ and publicity kit to each of you. You are the face of our county. We hope that you will champion this book, champion reading, and champion literacy.’

This year, they are asking all participants to take a ‘selfie’ of themselves with their books and post it online on Facebook. It was kicked off with a photo of County Warden Warren Maycock posing with his copy of the book for a photo.

‘The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country’, by  Charlotte Gray, one of Canada’s best-known writers, and published in 2013, won the Toronto Book Award, the Heritage Toronto Book Award, and the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History. The Grand Finale of ‘One Book One County’ will feature an appearance by the author and take place on May 3rd at Grace Tipling Hall in Shelburne.

from an article in the Orangeville Citizen

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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