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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Four Stories January 2007

The Four Stories Japan Winter '07 season will open in Osaka on Sunday, January 14, with Wanderlust: Tales of expat life!

Featuring music, mingling, and four incredible readings from:

Jessica Goodfellow, prose writer and poet with work featured in The Beloit Poetry Journal, DIAGRAM, RATTLE, Best New Poets 2006, and other journals; recipient of the 2004 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from The Beloit Poetry Journal and the Linda Julian Essay Award from the Emrys Foundation; three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize; and author of the new chapbook A Pilgrim’s Guide to Chaos in the Heartland

Michael Hoffman, author of 4 books of fiction, most recently Nectar Fragments and The Coat that Covers Him; co-author of Tabloid Tokyo; freelance journalist and translator; and contributor to the Japan Times' weekly Tokyo Confidential feature

Maidhc Ó Cathail, journalist and winner of Kansai Time Out's 2006 essay prize

Hillel Wright, author of Rotary Sushi, a collection of stories, and two novels, All Worldly Pursuits and the recently released Border Town; winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Best "Postcard" Story and Japanzine Magazine Best Short Story; and nominee for the Pushcart and Journey (Best Canadian Stories) prizes

Sunday, January 14, 2007
Portugalia: Osaka's best Portuguese bar and grill
Nishi-Tenma 4-12-11, Umeda, Osaka
[Just north of the American Consulate]
Admittance free and open to the public

And then, Four Stories Opens in Tokyo on Thursday, February 15, 2007, featuring readings from award-winning writers Donald Richie, Leza Lowitz, and Eric Shade, as well as Four Stories founder Tracy Slater, at the very cool Pink Cow in Shibuya.  More info on this event coming soon...

Please spread the word about these two events, and I hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Tracy Slater
Founder, Four Stories Boston & Four Stories Japan

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