April 14th 2018 03:30 PM - April 14th 2018 05:00 PM

Master Class with Kerri Sakamoto: Writing Out of the Diaspora

150 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Master Class with Kerri Sakamoto: Writing Out of the Diaspora


On April 14th join gritLIT and award-winning author, Leslie Sakamoto, for our Master Class Series on Writing Out of the Diaspora. gritLIT's Writing Master Classes offer established and emerging writers a chance to hear advice from some of Canada’s best authors in a small group setting. 

Kerri Sakamoto won or was a finalist for numerous international awards for her debut novel, The Electrical Field. Her captivating story examined the dramatic and far-reaching impact of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War on future generations. In this thoughtful class, Sakamoto discusses writing that finds its inspiration in far-flung histories – personal, official and unofficial – and considers issues around incorporating research and extensive backstory, privacy, representation and consideration of audience.

About gritLIT

gritLIT is Hamilton’s annual literary festival, a four-day celebration of Canadian authors. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has built a reputation with readers in the Golden Horseshoe as a place to get “up close and personal” with their favourite authors and to discover new voices.

Interested in attending the full weekend? Festival passes are one of the best deals going, allowing you to attend our 14 mainstage events at less than half the cost. Purchase your weekend pass here!


Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

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