Nov 10th, Joy Kogawa House event:
War and Remembrance
featuring authors Ruth Ozeki and Shaena Lambert
Joy and brother Tim at Kogawa House pre-1942…
Joy and brother Tim with neighbood friends – the Steeves boys.
Joy at the house when it was threatened with demolition…
Joy and Richmond school children during the Save Kogawa House campaign.
Joy with old childhood friend Mr. Steevs, at last year's September Open House event.
This is going to be an incredible event. The Joy Kogawa House Society has now been incorporated as a society.
Ruth Ozeki was the 2007 author for the One Book One Vancouver program at the Vancouver Public Library, launching in May. Shaena Lambert is also an incredibly gifted and moving writer.
We are beginning our next phase of fundraising to preserve and restore the house to it's 1942 character, when Joy lived at the house, before the family was sent to WW2 internment camps at Slocan, and before the house was confiscated by the Canadian government.
And… Joy Kogawa has suprised her friends and family in Metro Vancouver by popping into town last week to help celebrate her daughter's birthday…. She will attend our Nov 10th special reading event. Yipppeee!!!!
Joy and her daughter Dee Dee enjoy a laugh and a smile with oranges at a family dinner in April – photo Todd Wong