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Simon Choa-Johnston

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As a playwright, Simon was writer-in-residence at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2010 working on his new play Sisters that was selected for Factory Theatre’s Cross Currents Festival. Simon has written plays for the Arts Club Theatre; Gateway Theatre, Western Canada Theatre; Kaleidoscope Theatre; Youtheatre Montreal and the Lighthouse Festival. Amongst his numerous awards are: City of Richmond’s Cultural Leadership 2011, McMaster University Alumni Award, Winner, Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition, Canada 125 Medal for Arts and Tourism, and three Vancouver Jessie nominations for best Play.

Simon is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC where he was Executive Director and Artistic Director from 20
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A great read about four girls who live in a catholic orphanage and who share the same name. I enjoyed their back stories and the instructive lives of the saints sprinkled between chapters.
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You simply have to read this brutally honest account of someone who has lived enough lives for four people. As the dust jacket promised I was astounded into silence - until now.
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A self centred British couple go to Morocco to attend a party. Driving at night (why?) on a desert road they hit a young man. He dies. Now they spend the rest of the book dealing with the accident through their default lens of white privilege aided a ...more
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Loved this illustrated biography of a Hollywood star of the 20s and 30s who was renowned for her off camera shenanigans that would make today's celebrities pant. The drawings are exquisite. As a bonus treat, look up NY Times Review of Books for Woody ...more
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Well, it's Colm isn't it. Sit, wine in hand and enjoy - preferably with a cat curled up beside you.
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