Japan-Canada Literary Conversations

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Date(s) - 08/10/2015
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Munk School of Global Affairs

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Japan-Canada Literary Conversations
October 8, 2015 | 3pm – 8pm
Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School, University of Toronto

PEN Canada and PEN Japan invite the public to three cross-cultural literary conversations at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

To register for this event, please follow the ticket link above or click here. Guests are welcome to register for one or both sessions. The event is free of charge.


SESSION ONE:

A Woman’s Image: From Anne of Green Gables to The Ghost Brush (3:15pm)
Japanese translator and novelist Yuko Matsumoto and Canadian author Katherine Govier each explore the image of women in Japan, Matsumoto through her translation of Anne of Green Gables into Japanese, and Govier through her writing of The Ghost BrushQ&A moderated by PEN Japan Board Member Ayako Sato.

Serious Illustration: Telling difficult stories in books for children (4:30pm)

Japanese children’s book critic Akira Nogami speaks about the challenges of conveying the tragic experience of Hiroshima-Nagasaki through manga and discusses writing about difficult topics for children with Canadian children’s author Jennifer Lanthier.


SESSION TWO:

Writing about War: Jiro Asada and John Ralston Saul in conversation (6:30pm)

Award-winning Japanese novelist and President of Japan PEN Jiro Asada discusses the challenges of writing about war with Canadian public intellectual and president of PEN International John Ralston Saul.


Event Schedule:
3:00pm Welcome and Introduction
3:15pm
A Woman’s Image: From Anne of Green Gables to The Ghost Brush 
4:20pm Break
4:30pm
Serious Illustration: Telling difficult stories in books for children
5:45pm Reception with remarks at 6pm
6:30pm Writing about War: Jiro Asada and John Ralston Saul in conversation

The event is organized by Japan PEN and Canada PEN with support from PEN International, and is hosted by Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

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