Joy Kogawa at VPL: Emily Kato preview (re-write of Itsuka) Aug 5

Presentation  Joy Kogawa: Emily Kato Book Preview
Program highlights  Join author Joy Kogawa for a preview of her new book, Emily Kato (formerly titled Itsuka).
Politically charged and intimately poetic, this novel tells a story of
extraordinary commitment, profound hope, and one community's struggle
for justice.
Date  Friday, August 5th 2005
Time  7:30pm

Central Library
Alice MacKay room – Lower Level
350 W. Georgia St.
Phone: (604) 331-3603

Admission  Free
Co-sponsor  One
Book, One Vancouver co-sponsors: CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Two, 32 Books
Co., Vancouver Opera, Penguin Group Canada, The Vancouver Sun, The Word
on the Street

Joy Kogawa presents Emily Kato – the sequel to award winning novel
Obasan (actually a re-write of Itsuka).  This follows the Obsan
story many decades later when Obasan (“Auntie Emily”), asks Naomi to
join the redress movement.

Joy sent me these messages:

Hi Todd,

Just thought I'd let you know that Emily Kato

(re-write of Itsuka) is being launched August 5,

7:30 in the Alice McKay room at the main library.

Hope to see you then. And please let others know. I don't have my address list when I travel. But I have your


Hi Todd,

Nice to hear from
you.  It turns out that there's a glitch and the book is not at
the printers yet, so it will not be a book launch. A
sort of book preview. I was hoping we could cancel and join with the
Hiroshima Day commemoration ceremonies, but the librarian feels we
can't cancel.
Anyway, thanks for all you are doing. I'm feeling a lot of gratitude for the opportunity to help.


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