San Jose - FREE Writing Workshop - Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

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Class/Workshop

Sep 201421
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N 5th St,
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

What’s in a name? 

Discover Nikkei is launching a new writing series called “Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?” to explore what your name says about you, and the origins of Nikkei names. 

In conjunction with this series, we are offering FREE one-time writing workshops in multiple cities and countries to encourage submissions to Nikkei Names. These workshops are designed to help students of all writing levels develop a point of view, characters, and a narrative voice to tell their stories about their names. This can include family names, given names, and even nicknames! 

Please join us at our workshops and share your stories about your name on DiscoverNikkei.org!  

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Location:  Japanese American Museum of San Jose 

Instructor:  Susan Ito 
Susan Ito co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption (North Atlantic Books). Her work has appeared inGrowing Up Asian American, Choice, Literary Mama, The Bellevue Literary Review, Making More Waves and elsewhere. She writes and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, at UC Berkeley Extension, and the MFA Program at Bay Path College. Her website is http://susanito.com.

Enrollment limit:  20 people 

To guarantee your space, please RSVP by emailing us at Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org and include your name, contact information, and the date / location for the workshop that you would like to attend.  

Bring:  
Paper and pencils will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own writing tools. A photograph of yourself is also suggested, both as a writing prompt and for your author bio. Most importantly, participants are expected to bring an enthusiasm for experimenting with voice and form, and a willingness to explore the theme of Nikkei Names for on-line publication at the Discover Nikkei webpage.

* This program is co-sponsored & co-hosted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and the Japanese American National Museum. 


For workshops in other locations, please check as follow: 

Workshops in English

Workshops in other languages

 

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