To explore the site of the Historic Joy Kogawa House residency as a place of history, our March and April writer-in-residence Isabella Mori will dip into a few ways in which haiku intersects with older and recent history, and in which this poetic form is a form of history (starting with the fact that traditional haiku carry season words, which points to natural history).
Participants will be encouraged to write haiku about important moments in their own personal, cultural, or geographic history.

To be held Sunday, April 25, noon to 1:30pm, on Zoom.

Isabella Mori writes nonfiction, novels, short stories, and poetry⁣⁣, and has published two books of and about poetry, including A Bagful of Haiku: 87 Imperfections and isabella mori’s tea table book⁣⁣. She is founder of Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize, which celebrates loud, edgy, socially engaged poetry⁣⁣, and is a regular contributor to and occasional editor of Family Connections, a newsletter for people touched by mental health and addiction challenges⁣⁣.
Isabella Mori is in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in March and April 2021, and this is the second of two writing workshops to be presented.

Please join us! Sign up on Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link. This event is free for members ($25 annually). Sign up online and email to register.

Earth Day Reading at Kogawa House

Stung reading with William Deverell at Kogawa House

Join us on Earth Day, April  22, at five pm, for cocktail hour reading with William Deverell, author of the new Arthur Beauchamp novel Stung.

Presented by the Historic Kogawa House and ECW Press, one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America. With a musical performance by Lester Quitzau.

 Registration for the event is free and for an extra $32.84 you will be donating $4 to Joy Kogawa House and receiving a signed copy of “Stung”!

William Deverell is a Canadian novelist, activist, and criminal lawyer. He is the winner of the Dashiell Hammett Award for Literary Excellence in North American Crime Writing.

The great boast of our species is that we are intelligent yet we seem unable to deal with the facts of environmental degradation.

Bill Deverell’s Stung provides a powerful insight into why.

David Suzuki