Joy Kogawa will give reading on Saltspring Island, and speak about how her childhood home was saved by The Land Conservancy of BC.
I am going
to Saltspring Island to represent The Land Conservancy of BC (board director), and
Historic Joy Kogawa House Society (president), and share my role in helping to save a
cultural and historic landmark, and how we highlight Canadian literary
and historic culture – through the work of Joy Kogawa and many other
I haven't been to Saltspring for a few years, and really looking forward to my trip this weekend. The event is organized by Maureen Moore, a big supporter of The Land Conservancy of BC. Also attending will be TLC executive director and founder Bill Turner, and TLC vice-chair, and cofounder Briony Penn. Briony lives on Saltspring, and I am looking forward to staying with her. She is an artist, author and conservationist, who once worked for the National Trust of Scotland, and had helped to set up “The Tam O'Shanter Experience” at the Robert Burns National Park – which I was able to see before it closed at the end of 2009.
I will return to Vancouver early Sunday morning to coach the Gung Haggis dragon boat team – so my turnaround time will be a very relaxing and enthusiastic 17 hours on Saltspring Island.
By Genevieve on Apr 29, 2011 in Local Stuff
Canadian poet and novelist, Joy Kogawa, CM, OBC, will read from her
lifetime of award-winning creative work. Born in Vancouver, her
best-known book is Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel featuring her
family’s experience of being taken from their normal lives to an
internment camp during WW 2. Joy Kogawa’s first literary reading on Salt
Spring is presented by the Land Conservancy of B.C. to support the
preservation of Ms. Kogawa’s childhood home
as a heritage site that is also functioning as a writers’ retreat.
Refreshments will be served. Saturday, May 14 at 7pm