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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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.
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Please welcome our new Writer-in-Residence and join us for these literary events in September.
The first known use of the words arrival and departure were in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively, but do they denote beginnings or endings or both?
Join us for a fun literary social with writers Christine Hayvice, Aaron Chan, Jennifer Zilm, Cynthia Sharp, Christina Myers, and Candie Tanaka as they explore this notion and state of place in different ways.
On July 20, join Tāriq Malik for an energizing workshop on tapping into the alchemy of visual art and the poetic voice (and other unleashed beasts). Sharing his innovative poems from Exit Wounds, Tāriq will guide you through genre-bending exercises that connect visual and poetic forms and challenge you to push the boundaries of what your words can achieve. You will walk away from this masterclass feeling a sense of empowerment, agency, and openness.
Sunday, June 4, 2 to 4pm Join us to celebrate the 88th birthday of author Joy Kogawa! cake and ice creamhouse toursused book salekid’s craft tableperformances by Solidarity Notes Choir and Kogawa Ukulele Circle
Good writing lives not just in communicating your idea but making your readers feel that idea in their souls. “Life,” the great novelist Ralph Ellison once remarked, “is jazz-shaped.” If that’s so, then we writers—whose subject is inevitably life—would do well to pay...
Guest Post by Effie Pow Leading up to my residency at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, I was inspired by the song You’re Not Alone and the creative journey of Allison Russell. These words shine a light for anyone who finds themselves in darkness. Hey, my little evening...
Writing Workshops Series with David Mura at Kogawa House: Please join us every Thursday in May. Register for one workshop or for the full series of four workshops at Eventbrite. May 4, Identity and the Writing Process The writing process and how writing interfaces...
Resident writer Effie Pow presents Transforming Trauma through Words and Music, a showcase of readings and experimental music by local writers and performers inspired by family, identity, and immigrant experiences. With readings by Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho and Jonathan Poh. Jerry Moon will speak about his experimental music composition.