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 us for an evening that spotlights local emerging writers, including Natalie Lim, winner of the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize. Natalie will read with a list of amazing new writers.read more
Drop by this Saturday, 3:00 to 6:00pm, to pick up great deals on new and used books at discount prices perfect for seasonal giving. New books, including recent titles by Asian Canadian writers (Evelyn Lau, Kevin Chong, Carrianne Leung, Jovanni Sy, Joy Kogawa), at $5. Used books are only $1.read more
Post by Joseph Maviglia, Writer and Musician-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House (October 1 to November 20, 2018) Monday, October 1 Landed now in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver with a touch of rain after a run-around delay changing planes at Pearson...read more