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Historic Joy Kogawa House goes bilingual!

From the beginning of April to the end of June, Historic Joy Kogawa House will offer creative writing workshops in both English and Spanish. “You don’t have to be a Spanish native speaker to attend. If you feel comfortable with your knowledge of the language, please...

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Meet Three Outstanding Canadian Authors!

Read the book, meet the author, and engage in stimulating discussion. A series facilitated by Carmen Rodríguez writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver   In preparation for this book-club/meet-the-author series, you will...

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Upcoming Events at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Haiku Secrets: beyond the basics of writing haiku Saturday, February 25, 1–2:30pm with author Jacquie Pearce at Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 West 64th Ave (2 blocks east of Granville Street) Haiku are small poems that can express a riveting moment of awe or insight...

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Author residency application portal is now open

Applications for residencies at Historic Joy Kogawa House from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, are now being accepted through Submittable on our website here. Before applying, please review revised application guidelines on our Residency page. Deadline is March 1 for...

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Breaking the Ice: From Winter into Spring

Feb 4 (Sat), 7:00 to 9:00pm – poetry reading Breaking the ice: from winter into spring Celebrate the first hints of spring and kick off National Haiku Writing Month with a social evening of poetry, music, and refreshments at Historic Joy Kogawa House, Saturday,...

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Trees: A Literary Appreciation

Readings by Heidi Greco, Mary-Lou Zeitoun, and Christine Lowther Trees move from beneath the ground into the sky; they reconcile us to the stars. A world without trees is no world at all. Let’s celebrate them in writing! Olive trees, red cedar, arbutus ... "....the...

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