BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4484@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140118T000000Z DTEND:20140118T000000Z DESCRIPTION:This is a&nbsp\;Poetry event featuring three generations of poe ts\, at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose on January 18\, 2014.\n\n Ever wonder what your grandparents\, parents\, or&nbsp\;siblings thought o r felt during the internment and its aftermath? Poetry gives voice to what cannot be spoken\, distills experiences\, and exposes the universality of intimate moments. Issei&nbsp\;<em>tanka&nbsp\;</em>poems set the stage fo r special guest\, Nisei poet Mitsuye Yamada (author\,&nbsp\;<em>Camp Notes </em>)\, as well as Sansei poets Roger Abe\, Stefanie Kaku\, and Ann Muto (author\,&nbsp\;<em>Open Passage</em>). They are all experts at honoring t he legacy of poetry which enlightens their lives. An audience open mic wil l close the program.\n\nISSEI&nbsp\;\n\n&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12p x\;">Readings from&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">the works of&nbsp \;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Kenichi Takemoto\,&nbsp\;<span style="fo nt-size: 12px\;">Jack Yasutake&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">and&n bsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Poets Behind&nbsp\;<span style="font- size: 12px\;">Barbed Wire\n\nNISEI&nbsp\;\n\nSpecial Guest:&nbsp\;<span st yle="font-size: 12px\;">Mitsuye Yamada&nbsp\;Poet and founder of&nbsp\;<sp an style="font-size: 12px\;">Multi-Cultural Women Writers\, <span style="f ont-size: 12px\;">Visiting Professor at UCLA\,&nbsp\;<span style="font-siz e: 12px\;">Artist-in-Residence&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">San D iego State University\,&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Writer&rsquo \;s Residency Award&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">from Yaddo&nbsp\ ;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">and Vesta Award&nbsp\;<span style="font-s ize: 12px\;">Winner.\n\nSANSEI&nbsp\;\n\nAnn&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">&nbsp\;Muto\,&nbsp\;author of the book&nbsp\;<em>Open Passage</em ><span style="font-size: 12px\;">\,&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;"> Stefanie&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Kaku\, and&nbsp\;<span styl e="font-size: 12px\;">Roger&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Abe.&nbs p\;Each of these poets will share their poems and the meaning behind them. &nbsp\;\n\nEvent is free with admission to the museum (non-members\, $5\; students and seniors&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">over age 65\, $ 3\; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free). RSVP REQUIRED.&nbsp\;<spa n style="font-size: 12px\;">For more information\, please email PublicProg rams@JAMsj.org or call the JAMsj office&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px \;">at (408) 294-3138 to reserve your spot.\n SUMMARY:Honoring Ourselves Through Our Writing: Three Generations of JA URL:/en/events/2014/01/18/honoring-ourselves-through-our-writing-three-gene / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR