BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6449@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20210807T000000Z DTEND:20210807T000000Z DESCRIPTION:All members are invited to this exclusive virtual conversation and Q&amp\;A with <strong>Naomi Hirahara</strong>\, author of <em>Clark and Division</em>. Set in 1944 Chicago\, <em>Clark and Division</em> is the story of a young woman searching for the truth about her revered olde r sister’s death\, bringing to focus the struggles of one Japanese Ameri can family released from mass incarceration at Manzanar during World War I I.\n\nNaomi Hirahara is an Edgar Award-winning author of multiple traditio nal mystery series and noir short stories. Her Mas Arai mysteries\, which have been published in Japanese\, Korean and French\, feature a Los Angele s gardener and Hiroshima survivor who solves crimes. The seventh and final Mas Arai mystery is <em>Hiroshima Boy</em>\, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best paperback original. Her first historical mystery is C lark and Division\, which follows a Japanese American family’s move to C hicago in 1944 after being released from a California wartime detention ce nter. Her second Leilani Santiago Hawai‘i mystery\, <em>An Eternal Lei< /em>\, is scheduled to be released in 2022. A former journalist with <em> The Rafu Shimpo</em> newspaper\, Naomi has also written numerous non-fict ion history books and curated exhibitions. She has also written a middle-g rade novel\, <em>1001 Cranes.</em>\n\n<em><em>Clark and Division</em> wi ll be available at the <a href="https://janmstore.com/">JANM Store</a> s tarting August 3. Signed copies will be available.</em>\n\n<strong>This pr ogram is FREE for all members\, but RSVPs are required in advance at the R SVP link\, by email to <a href="mailto:memberevents@janm.org">memberevent s@janm.org</a>\, or phone at 213.830.5646. Space is limited so <a href="ht tps://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=e69849ba -daf0-452b-bf61-662c31e4dd32" target="_blank">RSVP today</a>!</strong> SUMMARY:Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Naomi Hirahara URL:/en/events/2021/08/07/members-only-meet-and-greet-with-naomi-hirahara/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR