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.

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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Guide Dog Puppy Back Garden Gathering

Guide Dog Puppy Back Garden Gathering

Guest post by Alexis Leona There is no better way to mark a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic than an in-person puppy meeting in the back garden. Puppies! Lessons learned from raising a puppy with a purpose was a meeting of community guests, guide dog puppy...

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Historic Joy Kogawa House Previous Blog Posts

QueerAsian Summer Writing Workshops

QueerAsian Summer Writing Workshops

Join Joy Kogawa House for a summer series of 6 writing workshops for LGBTQIA+ Asian writers (at any level of experience) aimed at exploring the complexity of issues arising throughout the pandemic including (but not limited to) isolation, grief and resilience, anti-Asian racism, anti-Black racism, Indigenous rights, Palestinian rights in the Middle East crisis, colonization and white supremacy. Pride, body-positivity, and sex-positivity will also figure prominently in the workshops.

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On Writing and Power

On Writing and Power

We invite you to join us for Dear Reader: Letters as Inspiration for Creative Writing, session two. Workshop participants will read their letters along with local writers and poets during an evening of reading and conversation. With guests authors Nilofar Shidmehr and...

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