COVID-19 Safety Plan: While the heritage house is temporarily closed to visitors, writers-in-residence continue to live and work at the house and offer writing workshops and other programs online. Experience the house from home or take a virtual tour. Outdoor guided tours will resume in February 2021.

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Christmas 2020 Letter from Joy Kogawa

Christmas 2020 Letter from Joy Kogawa

by Joy Kogawa Christmas! The mother of all birthday parties. But this year the whole silent night holy night world is locked down. Throughout childhood Christmases were magic. After WWII, our family ended up in Coaldale, Alberta. The kindergarten building from Bayfarm...

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