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‘The Poet and the Silk Girl: A Memoir of Love, Imprisonment, and Protest’ author event

11 May

The Seattle Public Library will host Satsuki Ina, author of “The Poet and the Silk Girl: A Memoir of Love, Imprisonment, and Protest,” from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at 1000 Fourth Ave. in Seattle.

“Ina was born in the Tule Lake Concentration Camp and has dedicated much of her life to helping the Japanese American community heal from WWII incarceration – and to fighting to ensure that no other group is subjected to such harm. Ina will present her moving new memoir, … in which she recovers the story of how her parents survived and resisted their incarceration in U.S. concentration camps. Drawing from diary entries, heart-wrenching haiku, censored letters, government documents, and clandestine messages, Ina shares the eyewitness dispatches of Shizuko and her newlywed husband Itaru. Their words, interwoven with the ravel of war and Ina’s own retrospective reflection, afford an intimate view into the experiences of those whose lives were upended, by reason of race alone, by Executive Order 9066. She will be joined in conversation by Tom Ikeda, founding executive director of Densho.” Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.  Info: (206) 386-4636 or https://tinyurl.com/5n7auesr.

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May 11
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1000 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA United States
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