I’ve decided to detail my upcoming trip to Japan here, rather than in the Upcoming Events section because, for the most part, I don’t have the exact information on the locations (such as building name, room number, etc.) and some of the events won’t be open to the public. The ones I’m certain that are open to the public I will make note of– if in doubt, if you’re in the area and would like to attend please contact the Literature Department for more details.
June 24: Symposium at Sugiyama Jogakuen University “History, Myth, Folklore”. Open to public. 4:30pm.
June 26: University of Yamanashi. Presentation for students.
June 27: University of Yamanashi. Canadian Lit. Conference. Delivering keynotes with Larissa Lai.
June 30: E.H. Norman Speaker Series: “Literary Dialogue between Canadian & Japanese Women Writers” Larissa Lai & I will be delivering a short talk followed by a group discussion with Mari Kotani and Yukiko Chino. 7-8:30pm. Open to public, registration required. For further details.
July 3: University of Hiroshima. Presentation for students.
July 4: University of Hiroshima. SES Japan. I’ll be delivering the keynote.
July 8: Yonago College of Technology.
A whirlwind tour! Excited about the many conversations I’ll have with new friends, and especially hearing stories from the young people. I’m also thrilled to be in Japan during Tanabata Festival. Thank you, Hidemi Kishino sensei, for making all of this possible.
Humidity is Japan is going to be about 90%!!! I will just do a sidestroke through the air….