Making Home from War in San Jose

Saturday Apr 16 2011   15:00:00
Yu-Ai-Kai  , San Jose, CA  map

Saturday, April 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Please join Brian Komei Dempster, editor of Making Home from War, as well as production manager Jill Shiraki and some of the contributing writers from the book, for a presentation and celebration of their work. The program will also feature Felicia Hoshino, illustrator of My Dog Teny, a children’s book written by Wayne Osaki. The story was first published in the anthology, From Our Side of the Fence: Growing up in American’s Concentration Camps, produced by the JCCCNC.This event is cosponsored by Midori Kai.
Yu-Ai-Kai, 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Free and open to the public; for more information visit www.midorikai.com/events.html.

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