Western Reads: Short stories that are long on conversation

Adela Talbot // Western News

Alumni and community readers came together again this week to discuss Open, a collection of short stories by Canadian author Lisa Moore, as part of the second of three installments of the campus book club Western Reads.

Carolyn Young, BA’82, director of Continuing Studies, left, joined Trista Walker, executive director of Alumni Relations, and others at the lunch-hour session in The Book Store at Western on Monday. Young also facilitated the evening discussion at the London Public Library’s Central Branch, where she was joined by ccelebrity readers Maggie Wrobel, BA’06, editor and writer with The Globe and Mail, and Mark Daley, BSc’99, PhD’03, a Western professor and principal investigator at the Brain and Mind Institute.

Western Reads started as a way to celebrate Western’s 125th anniversary in 2003, as a means to creatively engage alumni and the local community, encouraging readership of works by renowned Canadian authors. It went on a temporary hiatus in 2009, but returned this year with a celebration of Canadian short story writers.

In April, Western Reads will tackle Dear Life by Alice Munro.

Visit alumni.westernu.ca/learn/western-reads/ for upcoming events.