Aug 24

Japan Writers Conference

Tom Baker (Chiba, 1989-91) recently posted a video about the Japan Writers Conference on his Tokyo Tom Baker blog. One of the writers featured in it is novelist and anthology editor Suzanne Kamata (Tokushima, 1988-90). Also shown is novelist Holly Thompson, who first came to Japan in connection with the pre-JET MEF program.

The Japan Writers Conference is an English-language event held in a different part of Japan every year. There are usually about 30 presentations by writers in different fields on a variety of topics.

This video was made at the sixth annual JWC in Kyoto, where some of the presenters described what they had spoken about, what other presentations they had enjoyed, and what advice they might have for anyone thinking about going next time.

The seventh annual conference is coming up in November in Okinawa. You can find details on the official website HERE.

Incidentally, you can see video highlights of a past JWC presentation by Tom HERE, and you can learn more about Suzanne and her many books at her website HERE.

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