BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5238@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161021T000000Z DTEND:20161021T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Join author Diana Morita Cole for an intimate gathering on writing\,</strong>\n<strong>finding voice\, and the imprints of our Ni kkei family legacy that propel&nbsp\;</strong><strong>us forward.</strong> \n<strong></strong>\n<strong>Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit\, features the l ife of young Nikkei protagonist\, who was born in the Minidoka concentrati on&nbsp\;</strong><strong>camp. The memoir presents the struggles of a chi ld to overcome the stigma of being a member of a despised group and&nbsp\; </strong><strong>features the lives of important cultural icons\, William Minoru Hohri\, who led a massive class action lawsuit against the&nbsp\;</ strong><strong>United States\, and Iva Toguri\, who was wrongfully convict ed of treason and subsequently pardoned.</strong>\n<strong></strong>\n<str ong>The first chapter of Sideways was published in The New Orphic Review\, spring issue 2014. It was shortlisted in the&nbsp\;</strong><strong>Open- Season Competition of The Malahat Review creative non-fiction category for 2013\; and was also nominated for&nbsp\;</strong><strong>the Pushcart Pri ze Anthology for 2015. Diana holds degrees in music and English literature and now resides in Nelson\,&nbsp\;</strong><strong>British Columbia where she has organized forums in support of residential school survivors.</str ong>\n<strong></strong>\n<strong>&ldquo\;Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit" acq uaints us with what is uncomfortable in history\,&nbsp\;</strong><strong>h ow people suffer and find resilience. This is a book full of fascinating p ersonal insights.&rdquo\;&nbsp\;</strong><strong>Ernest Hekkanen\, Editor- in-Chief\, The New Orphic Review&nbsp\;</strong>\n<strong></strong><strong >Free Event. Book sales and signing to follow. Light refreshments.</strong > SUMMARY:Diana Cole Morita Reading in Emeryville\, CA on Oct. 21st URL:/en/events/2016/10/21/diana-cole-morita-reading-in-emeryville-ca-on-oct / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR