3 episodes

Goshen Books introduces new and acclaimed memoir writers who have spent decades living far from home. Moderated by Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi, hear native English memoir writers, based in Japan and other countries, as they read from their books, offer tips and inspiration about the memoir-writing process, and answer questions from a worldwide audience about breaking down borders on the road to finding themselves at home – in a challenging, but overall rich and rewarding, new world.

Finding Home Far From Home Liane Wakabayashi

    • Society & Culture

Goshen Books introduces new and acclaimed memoir writers who have spent decades living far from home. Moderated by Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi, hear native English memoir writers, based in Japan and other countries, as they read from their books, offer tips and inspiration about the memoir-writing process, and answer questions from a worldwide audience about breaking down borders on the road to finding themselves at home – in a challenging, but overall rich and rewarding, new world.

    Book Promotion Tips And Miracles With LIane Wakabayashi

    Book Promotion Tips And Miracles With LIane Wakabayashi

    Book promotion begins the day you start to write, and what a joy it can be. In this talk to Writers in Kyoto on February 20th, I describe the miracles that can happen when you see writing as less a solitary activity than a community-building one...

    • 44 min
    Suzanne Kamata: Squeaky Wheels

    Suzanne Kamata: Squeaky Wheels

    In a quest to fulfill her disabled daughter’s desire to see the world, the author offers a tender and unvarnished look at what it takes for mother and teenage daughter to leave their home in Japan for a painstakingly thought-out week exploring the great sights of Paris by wheelchair. Not that there weren’t surprises along the way. Suzanne reads the first chapter of this award-winning memoir and offers hope and inspiration to anyone who ever wanted to embark on an adventure that others thought to be utterly impossible.

    • 44 min
    Everett Kennedy Brown: Kyoto Dreamtime

    Everett Kennedy Brown: Kyoto Dreamtime

    Former Japan bureau chief for European Press Agency (EPA), Everett Kennedy Brown was nearing 60 when he had a spiritual crisis that put him on a powerful trajectory in Japan, the country he’s called home for more than 30 years. In Kyoto Dreamtime, his forthcoming memoir, meet his extraordinary guides and teachers, the women he loved, and the Yamabushi mountain ascetics he followed. In this podcast, Everett reveals his North Carolina family's surprising ties to Japan and how they set the stage for his lifelong fascination with Shinto and Yamabushi ancient traditions, as experienced through the complex Collodion wet-plate photography techniques he's cultivated over decades. Hosted by Liane Wakabayashi, this is the fourth episode in the Goshen Books Meet the Memoir Series: Finding Home Far from Home.

    • 53 min

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