Poet, essayist, educator, activist, and foremother of Asian American feminism, Mitsuye Yamada will read from her newest collection of poetry, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems. The celebration will also uplift the voices of generations of other Japanese American women writers, including special guests Diane Fujino, Miya Iwataki, Amy Uyematsu, Brynn Saito, and Diana Tsuchida. Live music by Kyoko Takenaka will accompany the dynamic readings. The program will be emceed by kyoko nakamaru. Yamada will sign copies of the book after the program.
Full Circle will be available for sale at the JANM Store.
This is a museum event and RSVPs are recommended. The celebration is at 2pm (to 4 pm) but you may wish to arrive a little early to look around because your museum admission ($16 standard admission or $7 for seniors) admits you to the museum exhibits as well.
We will also be having other free events at UCI and UCSB later this year.