While in residency, our writers share their thoughts on our blog, give out valuable writing advice, and engage with the community via different programs of writing-focused activities. Read all about it here and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, so you don’t ever miss a new blog post or event!
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Recognize, appreciate, and develop your distinctive writing voice with Johnny D Trinh. Bring your writing to life with your own voice this Sunday, February 25, 2 – 4:30pm at Kogawa House.
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Sunday, January 21: In the Eyes of the Beholder with new WIR Shawne Yukimi MacIntyre
Part art-lecture, part free-writing workshop. Let’s look at historical artworks that feature mixed-race peoples and the messages they deliver.
Join us on Dec 6 for a celebration of writing from our QueerAsian circle, and on Dec 14 for an evening of storytelling with WIR Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho.
“In […] haiku I felt my grief was opening into something else and that something was love due to grief, because of grief. Perhaps I’d felt this love all along, with my husband, with our children, our families and friends, but it didn’t feel like just love-love, as beautiful and profound as that is. It felt like a love that was as big as it was because there had been loss, that only through loss could this love be completely seen.”
Discover beauty and transformation in grief poetry, explore identity and home through poetry, music, and photography, and celebrate a memoir launch with us this November.
Transforming Trauma mail art submissions were received between April and May 2023. The
writer-in-residence project explored themes of family, identity, immigrant experiences, healing,
Launch of a career-spanning volume that brings together new and selected works by an iconic voice in Canadian literature
A poet and grief group facilitator with the Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society, Karen Parrish will edit to publishable size more than 1,500 grief haikus while in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from October 1 to November 30, 2023, and will present two public programs during the residency.
Exciting week ahead: register for QueerAsian 6 & a book publishing workshop this Wednesday!