Deborah Willis hosted her final reading at Historic Joy Kogawa House where she has been writer-in-residence since January. John Asfour, our first writer-in-residence, was a surprise guest, as he is in town from Montreal for book launches of his new work Blindfold.
Deborah now goes on to her next writer in residence in Spain, and at University of Calgary,
Deborah Willis read a new short story that she had written while at Kogawa House. The final event at the house was attended by friends, students and members of Kogawa House Society.
Prior to the reading, we had a dinner with members of the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society Board. We were joined by Tamsin Baker, Vancouver area manager for The Land Conservancy of BC – owners of Kogawa House. Author John Asfour was a surprise guest. left to right in the photo is Tamsin, Deborah, Christine, Ann-Marie Metten and John Asfour.