On Saturday, March 12, 2011 The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles is hosting An Intergenerational Book Pairing: Making Home from War and My Dog Teny. Brian Dempster, editor of Making Home from War and Jill Shiraki have invited me to join them for a book reading followed by a memoir arts workshop. Many of the writers from Making Home from War will be reading excerpts from their stories including Sally Osaki, wife of My Dog Teny writer Yoshito Wayne Osaki, who will be reading on her husband’s behalf.
If you are in the LA area please join us! Reservations for the workshop requested. Please contact the museum.
An Intergenerational Book Pairing: Making Home from War and My Dog Teny – 2 pm
Making Home from War, edited by Brian Komei Dempster is the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning From Our Side of the Fence. Written by 13 Japanese American elders who gathered regularly at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, it is a collection of stories about their exodus from concentration camps into a world that in a few short years had drastically changed.
My Dog Teny written by Yoshito Wayne Osaki and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino is a new children’s book based on the true story of a boy and the dog he left behind during evacuation. The story was first published in the anthology, From Our Side of the Fence.
An Intergenerational Memoir Arts Workshop – 3 pm
Join editor Brian Komei Dempster of Making Home from War and illustrator Felicia Hoshino of My Dog Teny in a creative collaboration workshop. Bring a friend or family member and a memory that may be in the form of a photo, a letter, an artifact, or short writing reflection. Come create a recollection of life before, during, or after WW II to share with others. No experience necessary. Reservations requested.
Suggested material donation: $5 (paid to instructor).
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012