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Charles Egan, a professor of Chinese at San Francisco State University, will be the featured speaker at “Voices in the Wooden House: Angel Island Inscriptions and Immigrant Poetry, 1910-1940,” held at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, from 1 to 3 p.m., at 1840 Sutter St. in S.F.’s Japantown. Egan has researched the wall inscriptions at the Angel Island Immigration Station and has identified up to 60 new Chinese poetic inscriptions at present unknown to the public. Egan will present a selection of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean inscriptions and poems, and read excerpts of a Japanese detainee’s Angel Island diary and recount the tragic suicide of a picture bride. Members of the JCCCNC’s writing group will also read a few of the Japanese poems. The event is free to the public. Info: (415) 567-5505 or (415) 262-4429.