Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 27 languages.

Big Readers Can Also Reserve a Spot at the Oct. 26 Panel Discussion

Want to meet the author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel?

Tell us why!

Prior to the Oct. 26 panel discussion at Ocean County College’s Grunin Center for the Arts-- Station Eleven & Sandy: How Life-Changing Events Impact Our Art-- we’ll be hosting an exclusive backstage meet-and-greet with Emily St. John Mandel from 6-6:30 p.m. You’ll be able to meet the popular, best-selling author, have your copy of Station Eleven signed (books will be available for purchase), and take a picture with Emily. We’ll also have light fare and refreshments available during this VIP experience.

Many have earned their “golden ticket” to this meet-and-greet by finding copies of the novel throughout Toms River, but we’re looking for 15 more lucky participants. How can you earn the chance to meet Emily?

Follow @TRBigRead on Twitter, and tweet to us why YOU deserve the chance to meet the author of Station Eleven! Post a video, an essay, a picture and caption, meme, a simple 140-character tweet … whatever you choose to best state your case. Use the hashtag #TweetToMeet. We’ll be selecting winners from now through Oct. 24 based on the depth of reason for wanting to meet the author and the ability to articulate that reason in a creative, fresh, original, way.

The contest is open to all Toms River students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, community members ... everyone, as part of the town's first ever NEA Big Read.

The meet-and-greet precedes the panel discussion featuring OCC educators and Emily St. John Mandel from 7-9 p.m. Reserve your seat for this FREE Toms River NEA Big Read event here: http://www.grunincenter.org/station-eleven-big-read-panel-rsvp-form/

And don’t miss your chance to meet Emily … tweet us today!