Joy Kogawa at VPL May 24th
for One Book, One Vancouver premiere event
Here are details from the Vancouver Public Library website about the One Book One Vancouver program featuring Joy Kogawa.
Joy will also do a reading for Asian Canadian Writer's Workshop
May 28 7:00 pm
explorWORD – Reading Series
Our Town Café 96 Kingsway, Vancouver
Featuring Mishtu Banerjee, Joy Kogawa, Hanako Masutani, Alexis Kienlen, Glenn Deer
Obasan is a powerful and moving story of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, told through the
eyes of a child, Naomi. Surrounded by hardship and pain, Naomi is protected by the resolute endurance of her aunt,
Obasan, and the silence of those around her. Only after Naomi grows up does she return to question that haunting silence.
September, Vancouver Public Library is presenting a variety of special
events, author readings, and discussions to bring the book alive and to
explore its many ideas. Please see our One Book Upcoming Events page for details.