This excerpt from "A Long Journey to Mercy: Joy Kogawa’s Gently to Nagasaki," by Irene Sywenky, was originally published in Confluences 2: Essays on the New Canadian Literature, edited by Nurjehan Aziz. It appears on Salon .ll. by kind permission of Mawenzi House. Joy Kogawa's most recent work, Gently to Nagasaki (2016), is a memoir that connects with many of the themes she has developed in her earlier books on Japanese-Canadians.
The Future of Quebec Writing documents, news6 May 2011
In advance of this weekend's Forum on Creative Writing in Quebec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec CALQ has made some documents on writers and writing available on its Website.
Constats du CALQ no 20: Portrait
du soutien du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec au secteur de la
littérature et du conte au Québec;
Optique culture no 3, mai 2011, Les écrivains québécois : un aperçu statistique de l'Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec;
Conseil des arts de Montréal document on the literature sector.
Conseil des arts du Canada statistics;
Regroupement du conte au Québec findings and statistics on storytellers in Quebec.
The Opening panel discussion (May 6, 5.30 p.m.) and the Plenary Session (May 8, 10.30 a.m) will be webcast live.
The six workshop themes will also be the subject of Facebook discussions this weekend, and highlights tweeted #FCLQ.