Historic Joy Kogawa House

Historic Joy Kogawa House is a historic site in Vancouver’s Marpole district. It’s the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa, whose family was interned along with thousands of other Japanese Canadians in 1942. Kogawa became one of Canada’s first (and most important) voices in bringing the Japanese Canadian internment experience to light.

I was engaged by the Society to draft an interpretive plan for the house, as they look toward making the house an educational destination in addition to the writer’s residence it is today.

It was a challenging project, and I’m pleased with the result.

excerpt from Kogawa House interpretive plan

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