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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Historic Joy Kogawa House Recent News
What: Dear Reader: Letter-Writing as Inspiration for Creative Writing series of workshops by Maria SabaWhen: Two Thursdays, May 27 and June 24, 7 to 8:15pmWhere: On ZoomCost: $15 each (or free for members) Author Maria Saba in collaboration with Historic Joy Kogawa...
Historic Joy Kogawa House Previous Blog Posts
Instalment #4 of not-so-pretty cherry blossoms by our writer-in-residence, Isabella Mori: “Of course these cherry blossoms are pretty, and when the late April wind has them drift through the air and form a delicious pink carpet, how can they not delight? And yet … “
Guest post by Isabella Mori Instalment #3 of not-so-pretty cherry blossom haiku: Every day I spend at Historic Joy Kogawa House, I sit at a desk that looks directly at the famous cherry tree in the backyard. It probably won’t survive much longer. In the storm last...
“Instalment #2 of not-so-pretty cherry blossom haiku: Blossom petals on the ground always create a little anxious ambivalence in me…” Guest post by Isabella Mori.
“I have always loved dolls, seen them as friends. A tree’s broken branches cannot come back, but I plan to make a doll friend that will be created from a tree friend.”