Healing Words: a Reading and Talk
Joy Kogawa, a member of the Order of Canada, is a prize
and poet living in Vancouver. Her first novel, Obasan (1981) won the
annual novel prize for Canadian Authors Association, and First Novel Award from
Books in Canada. She has also written Iksuka (1992), The Rain Ascends
(1995), and Naomi's Road for children. Her four poetry books include Woman in
She has been active with the BC Heritage Foundation to save the demolition
of her childhood home on 64th West Avenue. in Vancouver. This would be a
memorial to Japanese-Canadian citizens who lost much in WW II by being sent
to interment camps. Writers across Canada are working and donating ” to
preserve the house and convert it to public use as a retreat for writers of
conscience whose work focuses on healing and reconciliation.”
Admission is free for members, $10 for non-members.
Author speaks as the guest of the Canadian Authors Association. April 12, 7 pm, Alliance for the Arts (938 Howe). Admission $10, info 604-948-2654.
The doors open at 6:45 p.m. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and include Vancouver
Branch announcements and guest speakers (or events). There will be time for socializing
(and book signing) at the end of the evening.