A reading and conversation on a San Francisco SRO with Karen Tei Yamashita
Friday, November 8 from 8-10pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Authors Karen Tei Yamashita and Erica Isomura discuss lessons and stories from I Hotel (Coffee House press, 2010) through the context of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood in which low-income, racialized, and stigmatized residents struggle for justice everyday. In a society increasingly divided by race, class, and beyond, what lessons can we take away from Yamashita’s work?
The conversation and reading will be followed with a dialogue featuring members from SRO Collaborative and Right to Remain, and will be open to questions from the audience.
This event is supported by the Powell Street Festival Society as part of the Heart of the City Festival
Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of seven books, including I Hotel, finalist for the National Book Award, and most recently, Letters to Memory, all published by Coffee House Press. Recipient of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature and a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellowship, she is Professor Emerita of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.