Raymond Nakamura is a writer, educator, and cartoonist. He is author of the picture book Peach Girl, and winner of the Nikkei Voice short story contest (2016). He taught writing for the Vancouver Public Library and was Education Coordinator at the Nikkei National Museum. See his cartoons at http://www.raymondsbrain.com/.

Story Building Workshop, hosted by Raymond Nakamura
Saturday, 1:00pm – 1:30pm at the Children’s Tent

Children who like picture books will love this fun, interactive workshop on building stories with images and words. With tips for designing characters and playing with storylines, budding picture book creators will craft their own mini-stories to share with family and friends.

Reading by Raymond Nakamura and Sally Ito
Saturday, 3:00pm – 3:30pm, Street Stage

Raymond Nakamura will be reading Peach Girl, his re-interpretation of the Japanese folk tale Momotaro. In his version, a girl born from a giant peach, sets off with animal friends to meet a much feared ogre. Sally Ito will be reading from her translation of Are You An Echo by Misuzu Kaneko.


絵本好きのお子さんにはぴったりのインタラクティブなワークシ ョップ。言葉と絵を使って、お話をつくります。登場人物のデザイ ン、ストーリーづくり、絵本の作成についてアドバイスをもとに、オ リジナルのミニ絵本をつくります。できあがった絵本は、ご家族や お友達とお楽しみください。


レイモンド・ナカムラが、日本の昔話「桃太郎」をもじった、「ピー チガール」の朗読をします。「ピーチガール」では、巨大な桃から 生まれた女の子が、友達の動物を従えて、恐ろしい鬼を目指して 旅に出ます。サリー・イトウは、金子みすゞの「こだまでしょうか」 の英訳(本人訳)から朗読をします。


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