Cultural Events & Activities
San Xavier del Bac, Tucson
Celebrating 200 Years
Arizona Humanities Council Awarded Grant
The Arizona Humanities Council has received a grant from the Lannan Foundation to conduct a reading series as part of the "Transforming Barbed Wire" project, which will examine the forced removal and mass detainment in the United States of 120,000 American citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
To Conduct Reading Series
The Reading Series will feature four Japanese American writers who were themselves detained in internment camps. The writers include fiction writer Hisaye Yamamoto DeSoto (17 Syllables and Other Stories), poet Lawson Fusao Inada (Legends from Camp), poet Mitsuye Yamada (Camp Notes and Other Poems), and playwright Wakako Yamauchi (Songs My Mother Taught Me).
Yamamoto DeSoto, Inada, Yamada, and Yamauchi will read from their works and sign books at the Phoenix Public Library on February 14,1998. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Reading Series or the "Transforming Barbed Wire" project, contact Rick Noguchi at the Arizona Humanities Council, 602/257-0335.