Friday, March 7th, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch’s Writers Network presents award-winning memoirist Kiyo Sato, author of Kiyo’s Story: A Japanese-American Family’s Quest for the American Dream (originally titled: Dandelion Through the Crack) at our breakfast meeting on March 7, 2014.
During her presentation, Leaving Footprints: You, too, can Write a Memoir, she will talk about why she decided to write the story of the stages of her life before, after and during World War II and her family’s forced stay at a Japanese-American internment camp during the war. She will also share how she originally published the book, and what it meant to have the work picked up by a publishing house—the benefits and the challenges. For example, the publisher changed the name of the book from Dandelion Through the Crack (based on her father’s Haiku) to Kiyo’s Story and would not be persuaded otherwise.
Dandelion Through the Crack and its author starting making news from day one, and in 2008, Kiyo received the William Saroyan International Prize for (non-fiction). Her work has received numerous other awards since its publication.
Kiyo, a public health nurse, speaks frequently to a variety of groups, including the likes of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a respected member of CWC and we are grateful to have her address our group.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.