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E.H. Norman Speaker Series

"Literary Dialogue between Canadian and Japanese Women Writers"

The Embassy of Canada's E.H. Norman Speaker Series introduces Canada and showcases Canadian perspectives through guest lectures from academics, authors, and artists.

A noteworthy feature of Canadian literature is the active involvement of women writers such as Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature, and Margaret Atwood, who has a large following in Japan. This dialogue between Canadian and Japanese women writers will focus on that involvement, exploring women writers' identity, the special features of feminist literature, and its prospects for the future. We encourage you to join us at this forum conducted in cooperation with the Women Writers Committee of the Japan PEN Club.

Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting event.‬

Guest Speakers:

  • Hiromi Goto, Novelist
  • Larissa Lai, Novelist
  • Yukiko Chino, Novelist, Chair of the Women Writers Committee of Japan P.E.N. Club
  • Mari Kotani, Critic, Vice-Chair of the Women Writers Committee of Japan P.E.N. Club

Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 19:00–20:30 (Doors open at 18:30)

Place: Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre (B2 level)

Language: English/Japanese

Admission: Free – advance registration required

Organizer: Embassy of Canada, The Japan P.E.N. Club

Collaboration: The Canadian Literary Society of Japan

Please register by e-mail by Tuesday, June 23, clearly indicating the information requested below in your message. Registration will be closed when full.

  1. Name
  2. Organization/school
  3. E-mail address
  4. Names of guests accompanying

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Fax: 03-5412-6249



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