Photo of Joy Kogawa by Raymond Lum

Photo of Joy Kogawa by Raymond Lum
Joy Kogawa, one of North America’s most celebrated writers, is the award-winning author of three novels, seven collections of poetry, and two books for children. Best known for her novel, “Obasan,” Kogawa was influential in the Canadian Japanese Redress movement. Her newest book is a memoir entitled, “Gently to Nagasaki.”

ジョイ・コガワは、北米で最も評価の高い作家の一人。これまで小説3点、詩集7点、児童向け図書2点を著した。中でも『おばさん』は最も注目を浴びた作品で、日系カナダ人のリドレス運動に大きな影響を与えた。最新作品は、『Gently to Nagasaki』と題したメモアール。

A Suitcase of Memories, featuring Joy Kogawa and Soramaru Takayama
Sunday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, Firehall Theatre

Soramaru Takayama was inspired by Joy Kogawa’s latest novel, Gently to Nagasaki, which led her to create a theatrical live poetry performance. You have never seen Joy perform like this!

Internment as Art: a panel featuring Joy Kogawa, Jay Rubin, Yoshié Bancroft, and Matt Miwa
(hosted by Sally Ito)
Sunday, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Firehall Theatre

It has been 75 years since the internment of Japanese North Americans in camps in the deserts of the U.S. and the mountains of Canada. What of this experience has shaped the psyche of artists writing or performing about this time in our collective history? Come and listen to writers Joy Kogawa and Jay Rubin, and performers Matt Miwa and Yoshie Bancroft speaking about this topic at a panel moderated by writer and translator, Sally Ito.


ジョイ・コガワの最新作「Gently to Nagasak i 」からインスピレーションを受けて、ソラマル・タカヤマが詩の 劇場作品を制作しました。新しいジョ イの姿をお楽しみください!

アートとしての強制収容:ジョイ・コガワ、ジェイ・ルビン、ヨシエ・バン クロフト、マット・ミワ(進行役:サリー・イトウ)
日曜、午後12 時〜12時半 ファイアーホール・シアター

アメリカの砂漠やカナダの山奥のキャンプに北米の日系人が収 容されてから75年が経ちました。この体験は、この集団的歴史に ついて表現するアーティストの精神をどのように形作ってきたの でしょうか。作家のジョイ・コガワやジェイ・ルビン、パフォーマー のマット・ミワやヨシエ・バンクロフトのパネル講演会に是非お 越しください。司会進行は、作家および翻訳家であるサリー・イト ウが務めます。

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