Saturday, October 26, 2013
SCBWI Japan Translation Group Meet-up
Time: Saturday, October 26, 2013
inside Lumine Wing, Ofuna Station
Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Fees / Reservations:
For details or inquiries:
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Join members of the SCBWI Japan Translation Group for coffee and a chance to
chat informally about our shared passion: translation of Japanese children's and
teen literature into English. Topics of conversation may include current projects,
opportunities for critique and mentorship, and future events. Learn more about
the SCBWI Japan Translation Group via its blog, Japanese Children's Literature
in English. This event is open to SCBWI members and non-members with an interest
in Japanese-to-English translation of children's and YA literature.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
SCBWI Japan Writers' Night
Writing Poetry for Children and Teens: A Workshop
Quest Poems with Leza Lowitz
History Poems with Mariko Nagai
Action Poems with Holly Thompson
Time: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tokyo Women's Plaza
Conference Room 2
(by the Children's Castle and United Nations University)
1,000 yen SCBWI members
1,500 yen nonmembers
Contact SCBWI Tokyo
by Friday, November 29 .
This event will be in English.
Join us for a workshop on writing poems for children and teens focusing on
three intriguing categories: Quest Poems, History Poems and Action Poems.
Three poets--Leza Lowitz, Mariko Nagai and Holly Thompson--will present
and comment on works by other poets and share samples of their own efforts
in these categories. Inspiration will hopefully follow, and there will be
intervals for participants to jot ideas in each category and begin creating
poems. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. Poets of all
levels of experience, from complete beginners to the well-published,
are welcome to join!
published 17 books, including the YA novel
Jet Black and the Ninja Wind
(with Shogo Oketani). Her work has appeared in The New York Times
online, The Huffington Post,
Shambhala Sun and
Best Buddhist Writing. She's received
the PEN Josephine Miles Poetry Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, NEA and NEH
grants, and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Award.
is the author of a MG verse novel, Dust of Eden and
three books for adults. She graduated from NYU's Creative Writing Program with a
concentration in poetry, and has won many awards for her writing. She is Assistant
Regional Advisor for SCBWI Japan and teaches Japanese literature and Creative
Writing at Temple University Japan Campus.
is the author of two YA novels in verse, The Language Inside
and Orchards, the picture book
The Wakame Gatherers, and editor of
Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction. A graduate of the NYU
Creative Writing Program, she writes poetry and fiction for children, teens and adults,
serves as Regional Advisor for SCBWI Japan, and teaches at Yokohama City University.