Joy Kogawa is reading her new book “Naomi's Tree” at Vancouver Kidsbooks
Date: Thursday April 10th, 2008
www.kidsbooks.ca/kidsbooksevents.htm – 38k –
A Musical Evening with Joy Kogawa and Friends
Friday Apr 25, 2008
Tickets: To secure a seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver composer Leslie Uyeda presents two song cycles written to
accompany five of Joy Kogawa's most exquisite poems. “Stations of
Angels” will be performed by soprano Heather Pawsey and flutist Kathryn
Cernauskas, and “Offerings” by Heather Pawsey and pianist Rachel Kiyo
Iwaasa. These performances are the world premiere of both song cycles,
which were composed especially for these three artists. To complement
the musical performance, poets Joy Kogawa, Heidi Greco, Marion Quednau,
and Vancouver's poet laureate George McWhirter will read.
in the Historic Joy Kogawa House, this National Poetry Month event
takes place in Joy Kogawa's childhood homeâ€”a place that commemorates
both the brightest hopes and the darkest hours of Canadian history. The
house, representative of many properties owned by Canadians of Japanese
descent, was confiscated during the Second World War when its occupants
and 20,000 other Japanese-Canadians were interned. After a hard-fought
effort by The Land Conservancy and the Kogawa House Committee to save
the house from demolition, it is being restored, and beginning in the
spring of 2009, will host a writer-in-residence program.
Event supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.
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