Past Writers-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House

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Writers-in-Residence 2020

Portrait of C.E. Gatchalian

C.E. Gatchalian

Author, theatre artist and producer. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House February 2020.

Portrait of Jude Neale

Jude Neale

Poet, vocalist, and mentor. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House June 1 to June 15, 2020.

Portrait of Derrick Chang

Derrick Chang

A curator, writer, and facilitator. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House March 2020.

Portrait of Kate Metten

Kate Metten

An interdisciplinary artist working with ceramic sculpture and oil painting. In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in Summer 2020.

Portrait of Sally Ito

Sally Ito

Sally Ito is a poet and novelist. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – May 2020.

Anita Miettunen, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House September 2020

Anita Miettunen

A writer and illustrator who loves exploring the natural world. In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September 2020.

Writers-in-Residence 2019

Portrait of Kevin Spenst

Kevin Spenst

Writer and Editor. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House January – February 2019.

Portrait of Nadia Hohn

Nadia Hohn

Author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House July – August 2019.

Portrait of Chris Urquhart

Chris Urquhart

Author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House March – April 2019.

Portrait of Doretta Lau

Doretta Lau

Author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House September – October 2019.

Portrait of Victoria Kuttainen

Victoria Kuttainen

Professor and Author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House June 2019.

Portrait of Michael Mirolla

Michael Mirolla

Author, poet, and playwright. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House November 2019 – January 2020.

Writers-in-Residence 2018

Portrait of Janet Marie Rogers

Janet Marie Rogers

Writer, poet, and producer of indigenous radio programs. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – May 2018.

Portrait of Nejime Shōichi

Nejime Shōichi

Japanese Poet hosted at Historic Joy Kogawa House with Tasai Artists’ Collective November 2018.

Monia Mazigh

Academic, novelist, essayist, and a human rights advocate. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House June – August 2018.

Portrait of William Tham Wai Liang

William Tham Wai Liang

Writer and Editor. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House September – December 2018.

Portrait of Joseph Maviglia

Joseph Maviglia

Singer-songwriter, Poet, Writer, Educator. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House October – November 2018.

Writers-in-Residence 2017

Writer-in-Residence at Mary-Lou Zeitoun, Writer-in_Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House January 2017

Mary-Lou Zeitoun

An arts and activism journalist, publisher and writer. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House January 2017.

Carmen Rodriguez, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – June 2017.

Carmen Rodriguez

Writer, educator, and journalist. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – June 2017.

June Hutton, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House October 2017

June Hutton

A novelist and author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House early October 2017.

Jacqueline Pearce, Writer-in_Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House August - September 2017

Jacqueline Pearce

Poet and writer. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House February, August and September 2017.

Dianne Jacob, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House October 2017

Dianne Jacob

Writer, educator, and journalist. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – June 2017.

Writer-in-Residence at Mary-Lou Zeitoun, Writer-in_Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House January 2017

Mizuki Misumi

Poet and performer. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House late October 2017.

Carole Glasser Langille, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in February and March 2017

Carole Glasser Langille

Poet, author, and educator. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House March 2017.

Susan Aihoshi, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September 2017.

Susan Aihoshi

Editor, author. Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House September 2017.