A Tale of Ash in 7 Birds by Amal El-Mohtar & Brightening Star, Ascending Dawn by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor



Sometimes the only way forward is through fire. The only way to stay true to yourself is to change. Sometimes that can change the world. Read by Lanna Joffrey and Tatiana Grey, our grand finale comes from Amal El-Mohtar and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor. A poem of survival from Amal and a story of revolution's dawning from Merc. Resistance for the sake of love. Theirs are the words we truly need to hear, now more than ever. "A Tale of Ash in Seven Birds" by Amal El-Mohtar, Read by Lanna Joffrey Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author and critic. She's the science fiction and fantasy columnist for the New York Times Book Review and the author, with Max Gladstone, of This Is How You Lose the Time War. She lives in Ottawa. Lanna Joffrey is an actor, spoken-word performer and writer working in the United States and United Kingdom based in London. She has earned a New York Fringe, IRNE and Ovation Award in Performance. And her verbatim play of women’s war stories, "Valiant" has traveled the U.K. and U.S. to critical ac