Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Binti's Journey

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Two weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Theatre Direct's performance of Binti's Journey, the play they created out of my novel, The Heaven Shop. I was completely blown away by the performances and by the adaption by Marcia Johnson. The performers are Lisa Codrington, Sefton Jackson, Jajube Mandiela, and Dienye Waboso, and they couldn't have been more perfect as they inhabited different characters from the book. There is one more public performance of the play coming up, on March 8, at 2:30 pm, at the Taragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave, 416-531-1872. They've been performing it for school crowds, and plan to bring it back again next fall.

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Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis is the acclaimed author of over 18 books and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a body of work, the Governor General’s Award, the Africana Book Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Honour, and the Red Cedar Award. She has traveled the world to meet with and hear the stories of children marginalized by war, illness, and poverty, and has recorded their stories for others to read and learn from.

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