Tuesday January 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Marymount School 
1026 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

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Christy Laidlaw 
Japanese Art Society of America 

01/10/17 Katherine Govier Book Talk 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017, 6:00PM

LECTURE: Swept Away by the Great Wave - A Woman Whose Time Has Come

Book Talk by Katherine Govier

Marymount School, 1026 Fifth Avenue, Between 83rd and 84th Streets, New York, NY 10028

The legendary printmaker Hokusai is one of Japan's best-known artists. However, the story of his daughter Oei, considered by many to be the "ghost brush" responsible for many of Hokusai's brilliant late works, came to light for the first time in Katherine Govier's novel The Printmaker's Daughter.  This novel, published by HarperPerennial in the U.S., combines scholarly detective work and a daring narrative that shines fresh light on women and the art world of the beautiful world of nineteenth century Edo. 

Katherine Govier is a prolific writer, having published ten novels, three short story collections and two anthologies of travel writing. She has won the City of Toronto Book Award and the Marian Engel Award. Katherine has been President of PEN Canada and Chair of the Writers' Trust and lives in Toronto, where she established and directs The Shoe Project, a writing workshop for refugee and immigrant writers in which they write about the shoes that symbolize their journey to Canada. 

 After the talk, there will be a reception and a book signing. The English language edition as well as a few copies of the Japanese edition will be available for sale. (Cash or check only please.)

Reservations are required.

If you would like to attend please register by clicking the "Reigster Now!" button below and fill out the registration form.

Please contact Christy Laidlaw, membership coordinator, via email: japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or phone: 917-658-3955 with any questions.