Welcome to Historic Joy Kogawa House
Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Joy and her family lived in the house until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp along with thousands of other Canadians of Japanese descent. Now used as a site for author residencies and literary events, the house stands as a historical reminder of the internment experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and by extension, to the experiences of diverse cultural and ethnic groups within Canadian society.
Join summer 2019 writer-in-residence Nadia Hohn and panelists Raymond Nakamura, Mahtab Narsimhan, and Robin Stevenson for a lively discussion on diversity in Canadian children’s literature.read more
Join us for a tour of Marpole’s cultural and heritage sites on Saturday, July 6, Canada Historic Places Day!read more
Joy Kogawa book launch this Saturday, June 29, 2:00 to 3:00pm.read more