Calpurnia’s Reading Crawl


In preparation for the Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre co-production of Calpurnia, playwright Audrey Dwyer will visit three incredible Toronto bookstores to read from her much-anticipated play and talk about the impact of To Kill a Mockingbird.

At each location, Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning playwright Dwyer will read from her play, have an in-depth conversation with the audience, then offer a booklist of delicious reads discussing race and class that are NOT To Kill a Mockingbird. These booklists are tailored to each specific bookstore and challenge us to discuss issues of oppression, minus the white lens.

Full Reading Crawl schedule with booklists:

Wednesday, Nov 15 - 7pm: A Different Booklist (779 Bathurst St)
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
In the Black: My Life - B Denham Jolly
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir - Sherman Alexie

Thursday, Nov 16 - 7pm: Another Story Book Shop (315 Roncesvalles Ave)
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds - Adrienne Maree Brown
Brother - David Chariandy
The Polished Hoe - Austin Clarke

Friday, Nov 17 - 7pm: Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St)
Even this page is white - Vivek Shraya
At the Full and Change of the Moon - Dionne Brand
Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements - edited by Adrienne Maree Brown & Walidah Imarisha

A pair of free tickets to Calpurnia will be drawn at each location! Calpurnia runs from Jan 14 - Feb 4, 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


Glad Day:
Entrance and main floor washroom are wheelchair accessible, no stairs or lips. Priority seating can be reserved in advance by emailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Another Story Bookshop:
Wheelchair and stroller accessible. We can reserve seating by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Bathroom is a single-stall gender neutral bathroom down a narrow flight of stairs.

A Different Booklist:
This space is wheelchair accessible.

*we regret that these events will not have ASL interpretation.

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