As one of Vancouver’s historic sites, we celebrate Canada Historic Places Days, July 4 to end of August!
Joy Kogawa turns 85 today, June 6, 2020. Congratulations, Joy, on a life well lived. May you enjoy future happiness!
Jude Neale will make it her mission to act as an archivist for the family home and with permission by Joy Kogawa herself. Her haiku-like short poems tell intimate stories of Joy Kogawa’s life and house.
Please help us fill the $20,000 gap in revenues with a donation large or small. We invite all Canadians to join us in demonstrating the power of generosity.
To support first responders, help us fill the windows at Historic Joy Kogawa House with hearts and rainbows.
Sally Ito writes: “I realize now that contracting the Spanish flu really changed my grandfather’s focus from sports to the literary when he was a teenager. The passage from his memoir reproduced here recounts his days in junior high school before and after he contracted the deadly flu. It may interest readers today who are grappling with the ways in which the current pandemic is affecting their lives and their education, in particular.”