Society of Writers, Editors and Translators:

Reopening the Mind of Writing About Japan

Date: Friday, June 18th, 2010 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Andy Couturier

Author of "A Different Kind of Luxury, " (Stone Bridge Press, 2009), Couturier will introduce his book about Japanese people living simple, sustainable, fulfilling lives, and speak about the back story of its publication. He will touch on his approaches to creative nonfiction writing and strategies for translating the material in his interviews, as well as ideas for structuring his writing.

Couturier lived in rural Shikoku for 4 years, wrote a popular series for the Japan Times in 1999-2000, and has contributed essays to Kyoto Journal and many other publications. He also runs a creative writing center, The Opening, in Oakland, California. Please see the events section of the SWET website for a map to the venue.

Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators

Cost: SWET Members: 1,000 yen SWET, JAT, and SCBWI members
Non-members: 2,000 yen

Venue: Tokyo Women's Plaza, Omote Sando subway B2 Exit, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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