Haven’t Read “Station Eleven” Yet?

It’s not too late! You can listen to the audiobook version of “Station Eleven” on KOPN, or read topical essays on the book in the Sunday Ovation section in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Starting August 31, the entire book will be available in 30-minute segments on KOPN (89.5 FM) every weekday from
1-1:30 p.m. (No broadcast on Monday, September 7, Labor Day.)

Each Sunday in September, the Ovation section of the Columbia Daily Tribune will feature an article by Library Associate Elaine Stewart reflecting on a topic or theme in “Station Eleven.”

And when you are looking for a way to participate in this year’s One Read event, you can find all of the programs in the library’s online guide.

Author’s Talk With Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel, Photo credit: Dese'Rae L. StageThis year’s author visit comes earlier in the program. Don’t miss this chance to hear Emily St. John Mandel speak about her novel “Station Eleven.” After her remarks, she will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her book.

Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m.

 

 

Flash Fiction Contest: After the End

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced by October 12. Thanks to all who entered!

“Everything ends. I am not afraid.” – Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven”

Great minds only need simple tools by Antti KyllonenIn this year’s One READ selection, a famous actor dies of a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear, and hours later, life as we know it begins to unwind. A flu pandemic eliminates 95% of the population and the survivors, 20 years later, navigate a world without electricity, transportation or medicine.

Taking inspiration from “Station Eleven,” we invite you to tell a story about a world’s end in 250 words or less. This world can be small and personal, like one’s family or home, or more literal, like a country or planet. Give us an ending — and what comes after.

Starting September 1, entries may be submitted using this form, mailed or dropped off at any library or bookmobile. (See full rules below for details.) Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published on this site and winners will receive a $20 book store gift card.

Entry Form

Entries are due by September 23. Participants must be age 16 or older and residents of Boone or Callaway Counties. Read on for complete contest rules.

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Remnants: One Read Art Exhibit Call for Submissions

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A One Read Art Exhibit
Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia)

“No more diving into pools of chlorinated water lit green from below. No more ball games played out under floodlights. No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights. No more trains running under the surface of cities on the dazzling power of the electric third rail. No more cities.” ~ Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven”

 

If the world were changed by sudden catastrophe – no electricity, medicine, Internet, transportation – what would you miss most? Inspired by this year’s One Read selection, we invite mid-Missouri artists to contribute works that explore the objects or relationships in our connected, complex and electrified world we’d yearn for most if they were lost to us.

Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, courtesy of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The third place winner will receive $50, the second place winner $75 and the first place winner $125. The first place winner will also receive a one-year membership to the Columbia Art League. Art will be displayed August 31 through September 26 at Orr Street Studios with a reception, awards and program on Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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