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Online Book Discussion of Station Eleven

Join Star Tribune theater and book critic Chris Hewitt and author and essayist Laurie Allmann for a discussion of last year's ArtReach NEA Big Read book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Chris and Laurie will be joined by Stillwater native and filmmaker Scott Steindorff, who is currently in production with a HBO Max series based on the book. Please register to participate in this online discussion through Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent to registrants. 

Station Eleven tells the story of a small band of actors and musicians 20 years after a flu pandemic has wiped out 99% of the Earth's population. While the tale highlights the fragility of our existence, our violent nature, and our capacity to survive despite the inevitable hardships of starvation, loneliness, and chaos, the story Emily St. John Mandel chooses to tell is not one of horror and mayhem that would befall the survivors. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with nostalgia and loss, both in the present and the future, of the power of art and relationships to fulfill us, sustain us, and nurture us back to our best selves. (excerpt of summary from Arts Midwest)

The discussion is offered as part of April's NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. For more Big Read events in the valley, go to

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room
Stillwater Public Library
  Books, Authors, and Writing  
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