Ruth Ozeki's “My Year of Meats” chosen for 2007 One Book One Vancouver

Ruth Ozeki's “My Year of Meats” – chosen for 2007 One Book One Vancouver

Wayson Choy's “The Jade Peony” was the first choice for the inaugural One Book One Vancouver program in 2003.  I was invited in January  2003 to be part of the organizing committee, but I had to promise not to say anything.  It was a revolutionary idea in libraries at the time.  Build a book club for the entire city… encourage every citizen to read the same book… and create a whole range of programs to explore its themes and related issues.

Check out the Vancouver Public Library website for information on this year's choice!

One Book One Vancouver – My Year of Meats

Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats Chosen the Book for 2007!

Get ready for another great summer of reading and exciting programs, and join the fun as VPL's award-winning One Book, One Vancouver presents our “meatiest” title yet! On April 23,
The Library announced Ruth Ozeki's
My Year of Meats

as the title for this year's program, and released 450 copies of the
book to library branches across Vancouver for people to read and enjoy.

Receiving critical acclaim around the world,
My Year of Meats
is a juicy cross-cultural tale that brings together the media, the global meat industry,
and two women from opposite ends of the earth with hilarious and haunting results.

From May to June, read
My Year of Meats
, and join us for some great events and book discussions created to explore the book's themes and bring
the book alive. One Book, One Vancouver related programming will also be held at Word on the Street in September.

 

For more info on these and other upcoming events, visit our events page.
For more One Book updates, highlights, and activities, visit our OBOV webpage from May to June.

Happy reading, Vancouver!

Upcoming events:

Ruth Ozeki, Inaugural Author Reading

Monday, May 7; 7:30 p.m.

Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Central Library (350 W. Georgia St.)

Book Discussions with special guest, Ruth Ozeki

Tuesday, May 8

3 p.m. – Oakridge Branch  (To register, call 604-665-3980.)

7:30 p.m. – Joe Fortes Branch  (To register, call 604-65-3972.)

Join our author for an lively and intimate discussion of this year's choice.

Media, Culture…What's Your Reality? Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 22; 7:30 p.m.

Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Central Library (350 W. Georgia St.)

From reality TV to mainstream journalism, find out what is the media's influence on today's mainstream culture?
With special guests, Ruth Ozeki and Vancouver Sun Arts & Life Editor Dominic Patten.

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