Doors to the World 2017 Summer Institute: East Asia!, a global literacy initiative for educators, invites the public to join us for two special cultural events in July. Both events are free and all are welcome. Visit the Doors to the World website for more information about our program.
Holly Thompson Author Talk
July 10, 7p to 9p at Hampshire College
Holly Thompson, author of the children's book The Wakame Gatherers, will talk about her writing and issues of portraying culture. Originally from Massachusetts, Thompson has lived, worked, and raised a family in Japan, and her books reflect her bilingual, cross-cultural world. Talk will take place in the West Lecture Hall in Franklin Patterson Hall.
July 11, 6p to 8p in the Jones Library Woodbury Room
Join us for a family celebration of the East Asian tradition of Tananbata. Featuring stories, crafts, and snacks from China, Japan, and Korea, as well as a special storytelling presentation by Motoko. Children of all ages welcome!