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Bringing John Okada to the global stage

Scottish International Storytelling Festival logoOur favorite novel is getting more exposure in Europe.

I’m unexpectedly representing Seattle as a UNESCO City of Literature at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.  For the  program on Thursday, October 21, I will virtually present two stories about John Okada and the writing of No-No Boy.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival storytellers

I’m learning about the rich oral tradition of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, so this will be a much more informal and relaxed event than previous book talks. No PowerPoint, no images, just telling stories around the virtual campfire from Edinburgh, Dublin, Beirut, and Seattle:

“Global Hearth: Walter Scott and City Writers”
Hosted by Anna Fancett (Edinburgh), with Frank Abe (Seattle), Nuala Hayes (Dublin) and Dima Matta (Beirut).

Scottish International Storytelling Festival banner

The program is on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm Scottish time. It’s a ticketed event. #SISFImagine

Click on the image below for the full program. Ours is on page 18. Thanks to Stesha Bredon and Seattle City of Literature for the opportunity.

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