BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140719T000000Z DTEND:20140719T000000Z DESCRIPTION:What&rsquo\;s in a name?&nbsp\;\n\nDiscover Nikkei is launching a new writing series called &ldquo\;<a href="/en/journal/chronicles/name/ " target="_blank"><strong>Nikkei Names: Taro\, John\, Juan\, Jo&atilde\;o? </strong></a>&rdquo\; to explore what your name says about you\, and the o rigins of Nikkei names.&nbsp\;\n\nIn conjunction with this series\, we are offering&nbsp\;<strong>FREE one-time writing workshops</strong> in multip le cities and countries to encourage submissions to <em>Nikkei Names</em>. These workshops are designed to help students of all writing levels devel op a point of view\, characters\, and a narrative voice to tell their stor ies about their names.&nbsp\;This can include family names\, given names\, and even nicknames!&nbsp\;\n\nPlease join us at our workshops and share y our stories about your name on! &nbsp\;\n\n<strong>Date : Saturday\, July 19\, 2014</strong>&nbsp\;\n\n<strong>Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon</strong> (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)&nbsp\;&nbsp\;\n\n<str ong>Location: Church of Christ Presbyterian</strong>&nbsp\;&nbsp\;\n\n<str ong>Instructor: &nbsp\;Andrew Leong&nbsp\;</strong>&nbsp\;&nbsp\;\nAndrew Leong is an assistant professor of English and Japanese literature at Nort hwestern University. He is also a translator of early Japanese American wr iting. His most recent translation project\, <em>Lament in the Night</em> (Kaya Press\, 2012)\, collected two novels by the Issei writer Nagahara Sh ōson\, and received the 2014 Association for Asian American Studies Creat ive Writing Award. &nbsp\;\n\n<strong>Enrollment limit: &nbsp\;20 people</ strong>&nbsp\;\n\nTo guarantee your space\, please RSVP by emailing us at <a href=""></a> a nd include your name\, contact information\, and the date / location for t he workshop that you would like to attend. &nbsp\;\n\n<strong>Bring:</str ong> &nbsp\;\n Paper and pencils will be provided\, but you are welcome to bring your own writing tools. A photograph of yourself is also suggested\ , both as a writing prompt and for your author bio. Most importantly\, par ticipants are expected to bring an enthusiasm for experimenting with voice and form\, and a willingness to explore the theme of <em>Nikkei Names </e m>for on-line publication at the Discover Nikkei webpage.\n\n<em>* This pr ogram is co-sponsored &amp\; co-hosted by the Chicago Japanese American Hi storical Society and Japanese American National Museum.</em>\n<em>\n</em>\ n<strong>For workshops in other locations\, please check as follow:</stron g>&nbsp\;\n\nWorkshops in English\n\n<ul><li><a href="/events/2014/09/28/4 662/" target="_blank"><strong>Anaheim\, CA: Sunday\, September 28</strong> </a>&nbsp\;\nat Orange County Buddhist Church &nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li><li><a hr ef="/events/2014/07/26/4644/" target="_blank"><strong>Burnaby\, BC: Saturd ay\, July 26</strong></a>&nbsp\;\nat Nikkei National Museum &amp\; Cultura l Centre&nbsp\;</li><li><a href="/events/2014/08/23/4646/" target="_blank" ><strong>Gardena\, CA: &nbsp\;Saturday\, August 23</strong></a>&nbsp\;\nat Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute&nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li><li><a href= "/en/events/2014/06/28/4607/" target="_blank"><strong>Los Angeles\, CA: &n bsp\;Saturday\, June 28</strong></a><strong>&nbsp\;</strong>&nbsp\;\nat Na tional Center for the Preservation of Democracy&nbsp\;</li><li><a href="/e vents/2014/09/21/4619/" target="_blank"><strong>San Jose\, CA: Sunday\, Se ptember 21</strong></a>&nbsp\;\n at Japanese American Museum of San Jose</ li><li><a href="/en/events/2014/09/20/4620/" target="_blank"><strong>Seatt le\, WA: Saturday\, September 20</strong></a>&nbsp\;\n at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience</li></ul>\n\nWorkshops in other languages\n\n<ul><li><a href="/ja/events/2014/08/23/4646/" target="_blank" ><strong>Gardena\, CA: &nbsp\;Saturday\, August 23</strong></a>&nbsp\;(Eng lish &amp\; Japanese)\nat Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute&nbsp\ ;&nbsp\;</li><li><strong><a href="/es/events/2014/07/05/4676/" target="_bl ank">Lima\, Peru: Saturday\, July 5</a></strong> (Spanish)\nat Centro Cult ural Peruano Japon&eacute\;s&nbsp\;</li><li><strong><a href="/es/events/20 14/08/16/4677/" target="_blank">Lima\, Peru: Saturday\, August 16</a></str ong> (Spanish)\nat Centro Cultural Peruano Japon&eacute\;s&nbsp\;</li><li> S&atilde\;o Paulo\, Brazil: TBA &nbsp\;&nbsp\;</li></ul> DTSTAMP:20231207T112121Z SUMMARY:Chicago - FREE Writing Workshop - Nikkei Names: Taro\, John\, Juan\ , João? URL:/en/events/2014/07/19/chicago-free-writing-workshop-nikkei-names-ta/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR