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Events for Shorewood Reads 2018 will take place from January 24 through April 10, 2018.

Story Slam - Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.

Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven features characters who live in an airport and others who traverse the Great Lakes region without modern transportation. Kick off Shorewood Reads 2018 with your own story centered around themes of airports and/or transportation in this all-ages open-mic event. Storytellers can sign up for a five-minute time slot to tell a personal story or share an original fiction tale. (We prefer that stories are told, but reading from a script is okay if that is more comfortable for you.)  Bring your story to life or just come to listen! 

End of the World Game Night - Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m.

In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a massive pandemic wipes out a majority of the world's population. Can you save the world from this happening? Join us for a fun-filled, interactive game night featuring the game Pandemic. In Pandemic, epidemics break out around the globe, and you're on a team of disease-fighting specialists charged with treating disease and finding a cure. If this game isn't your thing, we'll have other games available as well. Hosted by local gamer Nick Baran.

The History and Culture of Tattoos featuring Amelia Klem Osterud - Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.

In Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Kirsten Raymonde has several tattoos that carry special meaning. Tattoos continue to grow in popularity, but how did something that was once taboo become mainstream? Amelia Klem Osterud will talk about the history of tattoos, from ancient times to modern designs, as well as the daring tattooed performers that were the focus of her 2014 book, The Tattooed Lady: A History.

Stone Soup Story Time - Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 p.m.

Stone Soup Shakespeare brings Shakespeare to life for children of all ages in this interactive story time. The traveling Shakespeare troupe will share the Stone Soup folktale and then, with the audience's imagination and help, create an abridged version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Kids can also design their own fairy or fearsome mask!

Backstage Pass to King Lear with Stone Soup Shakespeare - Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Shakespeare plays a significant role in Station Eleven. Several characters, including Arthur Leander and Kristin Raymonde, are Shakespearean actors, and scenes from King Lear and A Midsummer's Night Dream are referenced in the book. Learn more about traveling troupes with Stone Soup Shakespeare. They'll perform a scene from King Lear, and then give an inside account of what it's like to be part of a traveling troupe including costuming, set design, and the importance of  audience interaction.

Comic Book Art for Kids - Friday, March 2, 1:00 p.m.

Delve into the world of sequential art through comic books! After a brief overview of comic book styles and characters, participants will create two of their own works to take home! Projects include “9 Panel Comic” and “Pop Up Card.” All materials will be provided, but kids are welcome to bring along any favorite drawing tools. Presented by Gina Gemblin-Nabong, an art teacher with Shorewood School District.

Celebrating the Great Lakes: The Future of a National Treasure - Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.

In Station Eleven, a traveling Shakespeare troupe traverses the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by surface area, but what is the future of this national treasure? Dr. John Janssen, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, will speak on the important role the Great Lakes plays in our lives as well as the ecological consequences invasive species have on the environment.

Station Eleven Discussion at the Senior Resource Center - Wednesday, March 7, 11:00 a.m.

Shorewood Library's Adult & Community Services Librarian Hayley Johnson brings a discussion of Station Eleven to the Senior Resource Center. Come explore and discuss the themes and story of Station Eleven with your community. The discussion is open to anyone.

How to Survive a Pandemic - Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.

InStation Eleven, a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of the Earth's population. What if this really happened? Doomsday expert Shel Delisle will explore different apocalyptic scenarios including pandemics, civil unrest, natural disasters, nuclear fallout, electromagnetic pulses, and even a zombie attacks, and guide attendees on how we can best handle these situations.  

Station Eleven Discussion at Camp Bar - Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Join the conversation as we discuss Station Eleven at Camp Bar. There will be plenty to talk about as local author Jessie Garcia leads the discussion. Grab a refreshment, and share your thoughts on 2018’s Shorewood Reads title.

Style & Story: Comic Books to Graphic Novels - Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.

Graphic novels play a significant role in Station Eleven. The novel's title comes from Station Eleven, Miranda's graphic novel in the book! Learn about the art of illustration and comic book design with illustrator David Beyer, Jr. David will take a historical look at the medium through genres while highlighting the skills utilized in producing a comic strip or graphic novel.

Station Eleven Discussion at North Shore Boulangerie - Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.

Join the conversation as we discuss Station Eleven at North Shore Boulangerie. There will be plenty to talk about as local author Lauren Fox leads the discussion. Grab coffee, tea, and a snack, and share your thoughts on 2018’s Shorewood Reads title.

PM Book Club: The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel - Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

If you enjoyed Station Eleven, join us for a discussion of one of Mandel's earlier novels, The Lola Quartet, which follows a promising, but struggling young journalist as he takes a job as a real estate broker during the 2009 economic collapse.

From Anthrax to Zika: Emerging Pandemic Threats - Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.

In Station Eleven, a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of the Earth's population. Could this really happen? Dr. Michael LeMay, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, California State University-San Bernardino, will lead a discussion covering pandemics of past centuries, how modern medicine is battling disease today, and what future threats we should be concerned about.

Shorewood Eleven: An Evening of Music and Theater with Shorewood High School at Three Lions Pub - Saturday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.

In Station Eleven, a traveling Shakespeare troupe traverses the Great Lakes region, bringing drama and music to local communities. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Shorewood's own "traveling troupe" of actors and musicians.

Writing Workshop with Emily St. John Mandel - Tuesday, April 10,  10:00 a.m.

Join Lauren Fox and Station Eleven author, Emily St. John Mandel for an informational session about writing and publication. Mandel will discuss her personal writing journey, the process of getting an agent, finding a publisher, working with an editor, etc.
This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel - Tuesday, April 10, 7;00 p.m.

Join us for Shorewood Reads 2018's culminating event, an evening with Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven. Mandel will discuss writing Station Eleven, the story and characters, and take questions from the audience.

All events will be held in the Shorewood Village Center unless otherwise noted.