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Sunday, March 16, 2014

In Fox Drum Bebop (Kaya Press, April 2014), author Gene Oishi gives us glimpses into the life of Hiroshi Kono, from the time Hiroishi  is eight-years-old and living in rural California to his time in an Arizona internment camp and far into his adult life, exploring the reverberations of war and trauma. This week in Los Angeles, join us for two chances to hear Gene Oishi discuss Fox Drum Bebop in conversation with other Japanese American writers, and buy an advance copy of the book.

Authors on Asia: The Art of Survival in Contemporary Japanese American Literature

Sunday March 16, 2014 | 2 p.m.

USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 N. Los Robles Avenue Pasadena CA 91101

Join us at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena for a stimulating dialogue investigating the art of survival in contemporary Japanese American literature featuring Gene Oishi, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, and Naomi Hirahara. Oishi will be joined by poet Traci Kato-Kiriyama, a Los Angeles-native whose work explores location and loss. Both Oishi and Kato-Kiriyama will be in conversation with novelist Naomi Hirahara (author of the Mas Arai Mystery series).

Free with admission to museum. ($10 general, $7 student)
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP here to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

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