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Historic Joy Kogawa House & Nikkei National Museum present:

Opening the Memory Chest:
How to Research and Write Your Family Story
Online webinar with Sally Ito and Linda Kawamoto Reid

Saturday, July 25, 11am PDT


Click here for registration by donation.

About the Webinar

During the past months under lockdown, many of us have found ourselves more often on the phone or on Zoom with family members. Stories from the past have emerged to help us interpret events today. If you have a family story you would like to research, then this webinar with poet and novelist Sally Ito is for you.

Sally Ito’s spring 2020 author residency at Historic Joy Kogawa Historic House went virtual when due to Covid-19  she was unable to travel from her home in Winnipeg to Joy Kogawa’s childhood home in Vancouver. Sally Ito had planned to host this family research workshop while in Vancouver. Now we’re online and Kogawa House is pleased to partner with Nikkei National Museum to present this webinar, which we hope will motivate some people to discover your own family history. Listen to Sally Ito read from her novel, The Emperor’s Orphans, and then share how she researched her family history to write the book.

Linda Kawamoto Reid, research archivist, will talk about how she can help you research your family history.