Join Playwrights Canada Press in celebrating the launch of five new books with live virtual readings, trivia, and Q&A from their authors and editors!
Julie Salverson & Robert Chafe - When Words Sing
Norm Foster - Halfway There
Jivesh Parasram - Take d Milk, Nah?
Shauntay Grant - The Bridge
Michaela Jeffery - WROL (Without Rule of Law)
Hosted by Karen Fricker, critic for the Toronto Star and professor at Brock University
When Words Sing: Seven Canadian Libretti
When Words Sing turns the spotlight on everything that goes into writing for opera, featuring seven contemporary Canadian libretti.
A heartbroken doctor meets four gregarious women in a small Maritime town in this feel-good comedy about the true bonds of friendship.
Take d Milk, Nah?
In the first (known) Indo-Caribbean-Hindu-Canadian identity play, Jivesh Parasram offers the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts for those living in the margins and the mainstream.
Set in a rural Black Nova Scotian community, this gospel-infused tale explores the complex relationship between two brothers strained over twenty years of secrecy, deception, and dishonour.
WROL (Without Rule of Law)
Hungry to learn the truth about the ominous disappearance of a local survivalist cult, a committed group of self-styled eighth-grade “preppers” sneak out at night to investigate a sinister doomsday shelter deep in the woods.
ASL interpretation, live captioning, and a written compilation of the excerpts read will be provided.
You can purchase these books at playwrightscanada.com or from your favourite local bookstore!