Kate Scelsa / Fans of the Impossible Life [in-conversation with Mariko Tamaki]

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Calling all YA fans: Join Kate Scelsa and Mariko Tamaki as they chat about Scelsa’s new book Fans of the Impossible Life. It’s a story about a girl named Mira and her gay best friend Sebby, who craft a world of magic rituals, secret road trips, and impossible quests to help them escape their increasingly complicated lives. But when the two friends start at a new school and meet a painfully shy art nerd named Jeremy, their world begins to expand to reveal the more broken parts of themselves.


Kate Scelsa grew up in New Jersey, went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. She spent most of 2004-2012 traveling the world performing in an eight hour long show called "Gatz" that uses the entire text of "The Great Gatsby." Current interests include: angsty singing ladies, interior revolutions, and exterior adornments. Also - nostalgia as an art form. And - spiritual conspiracy theories. 

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer. Works include the comics This One Summer and Skim with Jillian Tamaki, Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston, and the YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire. Her film "Happy 16th Birthday, Kevin" is currently touring with Toronto's Inside/Out Festival.


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If you cannot attend but would like to order a signed copy of Fans of the Impossible Life, or other titles by Kate or Mariko, order below and put your request in the notes field. 


Fans of the Impossible Life By Kate Scelsa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062331755
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 8th, 2015

This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

Skim By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780888999641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Groundwood Books - March 1st, 2010