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.
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
Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House Marpole will make like the new Bloomsbury on the evening of Saturday, November 17, when friends and music lovers gather for an entertaining musical program, lively conversation – and light refreshments. Saturday,...read more
This workshop explores the influence of performance on written text. Aspects of audience size, venue, and demographics will be discussed, as well as performance styles for particular song forms; for example, a protest song compared to a pop song or dance music. How...read more