Come to a JASC for a conversation with two incredible authors – Jami Nakamura Lin (The Night Parade) & Traci Kato-Kiriyama (Navigating With(out) Instruments). We are excited to co-host this event with the JACL and their Next Generation Nikkei Program.
Date: This Sunday, August 27, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE – No need to RSVP!
Parking is not available in our parking lot. Please park for free on Clark Street or other legal street parking.
Jami Nakamura Lin is the author of The Illustrated Speculative Memoir The Night Parade (Marine Books/HarperCollins, October 24, 2023). A former Catapult Columnist, she’s been published in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, and other publications. She has received fellowships and support from The National Endowment of the Arts, and The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, Yaddo, Sewanee Writers Conference, We Need Diverse Books, and more. She received her MFA in Nonfiction from Pennsylvania State University and lives in the Chicago area.
Traci Kato-Kuriyama (They + She; Based on unceded Tongva land in the South Bay of Los Angeles), author of Navigating With(out) Instruments (Writ Large Press) , is an award-winning mutli-, inter- and transdisciplinary artist, recognized for their work as a writer/performer, Theater Deviser, Cultural Producer, Community Organizer, and audiobook narrator. As a storyteller and artivist, TKK is grounded in collaborative processes, collective self-determination, and Art+Community as intrinsically tied and a critical means toward connection and healing. She is a performer & principal writer of PULLproject Ensemble, Two-time NET recipient, NEFA 2021-22 Awardee for their Show Tales of Clamor. TKK presented in hundreds of venues for over 15 years.