Contra Costa JACL Installation Luncheon

Sunday Feb 26 2012   3:00 PM
Cape Cod Restaurant  1150 Solano Ave., Albany, CA  map

Brian Dempster, editor of Making Home from War, and project manager Jill Shiraki will give a presentation and sign copies of their book at the Contra Costa JACL Installation Luncheon.

$25 per person; for more information and to RSVP call Susan Nishizaka at (510) 758-6055.

Brian Komei DempsterBrian Komei Dempster is a Sansei (third-generation Japanese American). He received BAs in American ethnic studies and English from the University of Washington and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. His poems have been published in various journals and anthologies. Dempster is the editor of From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps, which received a 2007 Nisei Voices Award from the National Japanese American Historical Society. His debut book of poems, Topaz, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in fall 2013.  He is a professor of rhetoric and language and a faculty member of Asian Pacific American studies at the University of San Francisco.  Currently, he divides his time between teaching and serving as Director of Administration for the master of arts program in Asia Pacific studies. Read more on his website.

Photo by Grace Chow