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Emily St. John Mandel, author of national best seller “Station Eleven,”
will speak on Wednesday, November 4, at 1 p.m. at the Mills Community House in Benzonia.
The free program is part of the Great Michigan Read 2015-’16 literary program that focuses on one book throughout the state. Through the coordination of Michigan Humanities Council, free books and readers guides are offered to libraries, schools, and museums.
Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearian actors and musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in post-apocalyptic Michigan. The roaming artists operate under the credo “survival is insufficient” and work to preserve culture, art, and the humanities. Mandel lives in New York City and wrote Station Eleven, her fourth novel, after visiting Michigan on a book tour in 2010.
The presentation is free and doors open 30 minutes before the program starts. The Upper Level of the Mills Community House is handicap accessible.