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.
This 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.
- In person: Launer Auditorium, Columbia College
- Via videoconference: Library Auditorium, William Woods University, Fulton
- On the radio: 89.5FM/KOPN
“Everything ends. I am not afraid.” – Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven”
In 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.
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.Contest Rules Eligibility
- The contest is open to those 16 years of age and older.
- Participants must reside within the DBRL service area (Boone or Callaway County, Missouri).
- Entries will be accepted through September 23, 2015. (Mailed entries must be postmarked by that date.)
- One entry per individual.
- Submissions must be 250 words or less in length.
- Submissions must be in English.
- Submissions must include writer’s name, age, address and email address or phone number for eligibility verification and contact purposes.
- Entries must be in text format and typed.
- Entries may be submitted through the online form or by mail (DBRL, ATTN: Judy/One Read Writing Contest, PO Box 1267, Columbia, MO 65205), or dropped off at a DBRL location.
- Submissions must be original, unpublished works.
- Each participant must be the sole author and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to his or her submission.
- DBRL’s publication and use of the submission in accordance with the terms set out herein will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including copyright), or require any payment to or consent/permission from any third party.
- The submission must not contain any material that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
- The submission must not contain any material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- The submission must not contain any material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the submission is created.
- The submission must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service of the sponsor or any third party.
- Entries will be evaluated and the winners chosen based on creativity, grammar and emotion evoked by the writing, as well as adherence to the guidelines outlined above.
- Two winners will be announced by October 12.
- Winning entries and those receiving honorable mentions will appear on the One Read website.
- Winners will be notified by phone or email and will each receive a $20 bookstore gift certificate.
Listen to Scott Simon interview Emily St. John Mandel on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. You can also read the interview highlights.
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“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.
- Artists must be at least 16 years of age.
- Artists may submit one work in any visual medium.
- Pieces should be ready for display; pieces without secure hanging wire cannot be accepted (no sawtooth hangers, please).
- Work should be labeled on the back with your name, phone number or email and title of the work.
- Submit artwork to Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia).
- Submission forms will be available at Orr Street on the dates below, or you may print and fill one out to bring in with your work.
- Submission dates are:
- Friday, August 28, Noon-5 p.m.
- Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- At the end of the exhibit, artists can pick up their work Friday, Sept 25, 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, September 26, 10-3 p.m.
Questions? Contact Lauren Williams at 573-443-3161 or by E-mail.
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“Station Eleven” is a literary, post-apocalyptic page-turner.
Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel begins with the on-stage death of famous actor Arthur Leander during his performance of King Lear, which coincides with the beginning of the pandemic. The narrative moves back and forth between Leander’s younger life and 20 years after his death, weaving the stories of a handful of people connected to him – some closely, like his ex-wife, and some by the smallest thread, like the EMT who attempted to save his life or the child actress with whom Leander briefly shared a stage. A lyrically written examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.
The book’s UK publisher describes “Station Eleven” as “thrilling, unique and deeply moving … a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything — even the end of the world.”About the Author
Emily St. John Mandel was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York.
She is the author of four novels, including “Last Night in Montreal,” “The Singer’s Gun” and “The Lola Quartet.” “Station Eleven” is her most recent novel and was a finalist for a National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She is a staff writer for online magazine The Millions and lives in New York City with her husband.
- Author’s Website
- Publisher’s Page
- New York Times Book Review
- Kirkus Review
- Author Interview With The Millions
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Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.
Final 10 Selections
- All the Light We Cannot See
- All Our Names
- Don’t Start Me Talkin’
- Eighty Days
- The Empathy Exams
- The Good Lord Bird (Runner-up)
- Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
- The Remedy
- Station Eleven (Winner)
Emily St. John Mandel
- 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
- 2 a.m. at The Cat’s Pajamas
- Berlin: Portrait of a City
- Blind Assassin
- Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs. the Obamas
- The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
- Boy, Snow, Bird
- Bumi Cinta
Habiburrahman El Shirazy
- Cartier Cartel
- The Center of Everything
- The Chaperone
- City of Bones
- City of Thieves
- City of Women
David R. Gillham
- The Coldest Winter Ever
Lili St. Crow
- Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of A President
- Edge of Eternity
- Entwined With You
- Everything I Never Told You
- Factory Man
- Fever (Breathless 2)
- The Fever
- Fifty Shades Darker
- Fifty Shades Freed
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- Flight Behavior
- The Floating City
- Flowers For Algernon
- Giving In
- Heaven Is For Real
- The Help
- Hobbit, or There and Back Again
- The Homesman
- I am Malala
- I, Robot
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- In the Eye of the Storm
- In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
- The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
- It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
- Lawrence in Arabia
- The Lightning Thief
- The Long Way Home
- Looking For Alaska
- Lucky Bunny
- The Maid’s Version
- Making Rounds with Oscar
- A Man Called Ove
- The Martian
- The Master and Margarita
- Me Before You
- The Men We Reaped
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- Mistaken Identity
- Naughts and Crosses
- Norwegian Wood
- On Such a Full Sea
- One More Chance
- Orange is the New Black: My Year in A Women’s Prison : A Memoir
- Orphan Train
- The Orphanmaster
- The Puppy Place
- The Quality of Life Report
- Ranger’s Apprentice: The Lost Stories
- The Reading Lessons
- Red River
Daniel H. Wilson
- Rules of Civility
Karen Marie Moning
- Shifting Gears
- The Sixth Extinction
- The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
- Still Alice
- The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
- Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin…
- The Sweet Sixteen
- A Tale for the Time Being
- Tale of Emily Windsnap
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Carol Rifka Brunt
- This is the Water
- Three Cups of Tea
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
- Travels with Charley
- Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road From Debt to Freedom
- Warmth of Other Suns, The: The Epic Story…Migration
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
- We were Liars
- The Weight of Blood
- When Day Breaks
- Where She Went
- Wicked Burn
- Wicked Lovely
- The Wonder of All Things
- The Word Changers