“Historic Joy Kogawa House provided me with both the abundance of peaceful solitude necessary to find my way into this project, as well as an opportunity to engage and connect with others through the pair of online workshops I designed and directed while there. Though my ideas for these workshops were unusual and untested, I was graciously allowed to try them out. The results were instructive, encouraging, even moving: three weeks after my residency ended, I am still receiving messages from participants.”

― José Teodoro, Playwright

Membership at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Help Historic Joy Kogawa House to continue being a home for writing, education, and dialogue. Your membership builds our residency program and advances our work for community-engaged writing.

Become a Member!

Membership is another way to show your support of our programs. Your Historic Joy Kogawa House Society membership connects you with community, writers and the house. Receive member discounts to our events (including free access to many workshops by our writers), invitations to exclusive member events and a quarterly newsletter. Your membership also gives you a vote at our Annual General Meeting.

Levels of Membership

We have four levels of membership:

  • Annual membership: $25
  • Senior membership: $20 (65 and older)
  • Supporting membership: $100 (you will receive a tax receipt for $75)
  • Student Membership: $15 (a photocopy of a valid ID from an accredited institution is required).
Select a membership type below:

The house is, among other things, an important symbol and home for women’s voices, for writing, and for remembering and disarming injustice.

Anne Giardini,
Journalist, Lawyer, and Writer

You can also join as a member by preparing a cheque payable to “Historic Joy Kogawa House Society” and mailing it to:

1450 West 64th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6P 2N4

Become a Monthly Member

Click here to join as a member using your debit/credit card.

Historic Joy Kogawa House is thankful for the support of our members. Your annual, monthly, or supporting membership gives us the support we can count on to build our residency program and advance our work for community-engaged writing.

I encourage you to become a monthly donor. It’s easy, automatic, and supports Historic Joy Kogawa House and all its important activities. And feels good too!

Helen Gowans,
Writer and Poet

Discover More About Historic Joy Kogawa House

Read about our Current Writer-in-Residence or take a look at our Past Writers.

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