JCCC Event:An Evening with Katherine Govier

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JCCC Event:An Evening with Katherine Govier

Post  JF on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:26 pm

The Ghost Brush by Katherine Govier
A Reading and Discussion with the Author

Date: Thursday June 3, 2010, 7:00 pm
Address: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), 6 Garamond Ct. , Toronto
Fee: Members free; Non-members $5

The JCCC is very pleased to announce an evening on Thursday June 3, 2010 with leading Canadian writer Katherine Govier on the launch of her latest Japan-themed novel: THE GHOST BRUSH.

The novel is a powerful work, combining international research, scholarly detective work, and imagination to bring Oei, the great, lost woman artist, to life. Oei’s drive to paint led her through the barriers of tyranny, political upheaval and famine. But when her strength was pitted against her father, the iconic artist, Hokusai, she could only submit. There will be a slideshow illustrating Hokusai's work, and his daughter's work, and a discussion of their lives.

Katherine Govier has published 8 novels and 3 collections of short stories. Her last novel was THREE VIEWS OF CRYSTAL WATER (4th Estate, London , UK ; Harper Collins, Toronto ). Her previous novel, CREATION, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2003.

Katherine has spoken at the Lahti International Writers’ Reunion in Finland , at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto , at Cambridge University , Princeton University and at the Canadian Embassies in Tokyo , New Delhi and London . She was President of PEN Canada and helped found the new program ‘Canadian Journalism for Foreign Trained Writers’, which is open to refugee and immigrant writers, at Sheridan College , Oakville , Ontario .

Copies of THE GHOST BRUSH will be available for purchase and signing at the event.


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