Joy Kogawa reading tonight for Canadian Authors Association, at Alliance for the Arts Building

Joy Kogawa Reading Tonight for Canadian Authors Association


– at Alliance for the Arts Building

see below from the Canadian Authors Association website

http://www.canauthorsvancouver.org/meetings.htm

Wednesday – April 12,
2006


Healing Words: a Reading and Talk

Joy Kogawa, a member of the Order of Canada, is a prize
winning novelist
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
the
Woods
(1985).

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.”

http://www.kogawa.homestead.com/

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.

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