Munk School Event: A Literary Dialogue with Japan

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Munk School Event: A Literary Dialogue with Japan

Post  JF on Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:38 pm

PEN Canada Presents

In association with Japan PEN, Munk School of Global Affairs and Japan Foundation

A Literary Dialogue with Japan: Who We Are Through Language

This one-of-a-kind cross-cultural event -- four stimulating and enlightening sessions over one afternoon -- brings together popular Japanese writers with well-known Canadian authors, in conversation about literature, language, and freedom of _expression.


Takashi Atoda • Vincent Lam • Charles Foran • Jiro Asada • Katherine Govier • Ramsay Cook • Eto Mori • Jane Urquhart • Patsy Aldana

Janice Gross Stein • Takeaki Hori • Joy Kogawa • Emile Martel • John Ralston Saul • Haroon Siddiqui

Reserve now- limited seating still available

Date: Friday, April 30, 1:00 – 5:15 pm
Lo ca tion: Munk School of Global Affairs, Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Place , Toronto
Admission: Free (registration required- register online)


WELCOME: Ellen Seligman, President of PEN Canada
Masayuki Suzuki , Director of the Japan Foundation

SESSION ONE : 1:15 - 2:00

"Floating Lanterns: The Short Story as Universal Form"
Writers: Takashi Atoda & Vincent Lam
Moderator: Charlie Foran

BREAK: 2:00 - 2:15

SESSION TWO: 2:15 - 3:00

“What Is the Histori ca l Novel: History, Fiction, None of the Above?"
Writers: Jiro Asada & Katherine Govier
Moderator: Ramsay Cook

BREAK: 3:00 - 3:15

SESSION THREE: 3:15 - 4:00

"Geisha to Harajuku: Girls to Women, in East and West"
Writers: Eto Mori & Jane Urquhart
Moderator: Patsy Aldana

BREAK: 4:00 - 4:30

SESSION FOUR: 4:30 - 5:30

"Does Free Speech Have Limits?: Canadian and Japanese Perspectives"
Opening Remarks: Janice Gross Stein
Moderator: John Ralston Saul
Participants: Takashi Atoda, Takeaki Hori, Joy Kogawa, 遵ッmile Martel, Haroon Siddiqui

CLOSING REMARKS: 5:30 - 5:35

Janice Gross Stein


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