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Press Play event

Press Play Reading Series: The Law of Gravity, Andy's Gone, Through the Bamboo, and Do This In Memory of Me

By Jessica Lewis Date: October 04, 2021 Tags: News

This event is now over, but you can watch it here.

This fall and winter will be full of exciting showcases from our newly published playwrights, translators, and editors!

The first Press Play is on Wednesday, October 13 at 6 pm EDT, featuring readings from Andrea Mapili, Byron Abalos, Marie-Claude Verdier, Alexis Diamond, Olivier Sylvestre, Bobby Theodore, and Cat Walsh. We'll be celebrating their books Through the BambooAndy's GoneThe Law of Gravity, and Do This In Memory of Me, respectively. It will be hosted by Karen Fricker of the Toronto Star.

In order to attend, you must register on Zoom at this link!

Closed captioning will be provided. Time for Q&A and trivia with the authors will follow each reading. If you require ASL interpretation, please email us by Friday, October 8.

The Law of Gravity by Olivier Sylvestre, translated by Bobby Theodore
In this moving story of identity and friendship, two genderqueer teens find refuge in one another as they fight against societal norms and plan for their future.

Andy's Gone by Marie-Claude Verdier, translated by Alexis Diamond
A princess threatens to expose the truth behind her cousin’s death and the storm outside her kingdom’s walls in this contemporary retelling of Antigone for young adults.

Through the Bamboo by Andrea Mapili & Byron Abalos
In this Filipinx-Canadian tale inspired by Philippine mythology, a twelve-year-old mourning her lola’s death is pulled into a fantastical world where stories are forbidden.

Do This In Memory of Me by Cat Walsh
When a twelve-year-old girl is denied the chance to be an altar server in 1963, her prayers for redemption are answered by the apparition of a fourth-century martyr and the suspicious disappearance of a classmate.

Stay tuned for news on our November and December readings.