Archive | April, 2018

Philly authors at the Cannery

28 Apr

Authors Asali Solomon — DISGRUNTLED (a novel), and GET DOWN (story collection); James Ijames (playwright); and Elisabeth Jaquette, translator of THE APARTMENT IN BAB EL-LOUK (by Dona Maher) and THE QUEUE (Basma Abdel Aziz) will present their work Wednesday, May 16, at the Cannery at Dock Street (50th & Baltimore) in the second installment of a new literary series. Doors open at 5; the readings begin at 7 pm. Philadelphia-based writers Matt Jakubowski and Christine Kendall are the hosts.

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Ages of Oz

28 Apr

Simon & Schuster has released a remix of the Wizard of Oz, with a series of chapter books that creates an epic history  against which the story is retold. The first book in the Ages of Oz trilogy tells the story of how Glinda grows from a 13-year-old student uncertain of her future to the most powerful sorceress in Oz. The creator’s intention was for Oz to mirror our current zeitgeist – a tumultuous political place where wicked rulers control through illusion, fear, terror, distraction, and unlawful imprisonment. We have autographed prints of the artwork from the second book in the series (which goes on sale in mid-May) hanging on the store’s back wall. Let us know if you’d like one at the end of the month. AGES OF OZ: A FIERY FRIENDSHIP and A DARK DESCENT, created by Gabriel Gale and Lisa Fiedler.