Upcoming JALT Events

Shizuoka JALT Networking Meeting & Book Reading

Susan Laura Sullivan and Steve Redford
2:30 – 5:30  Sunday, July 22, 2018 Beer Yokota, Shizuoka City (downtown — see map link below)

Join us at Beer Yokota for our summer networking event as well as a book reading! Tokai University’s Susan Laura Sullivan and Shizuoka University’s Steve Redford, two of JALT Shizuoka’s published creative writers and teachers, will read from their latest publications.

Susan will read from and discuss the newly published anthology, Women of a Certain Age, which discusses themes relevant and prevalent in education and the workplace in Japan and around the world: gender, diversity and ageism. She’ll share some of the stories that many women, herself included, still have to tell once they turn 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond. Susan co-edited the anthology with two friends. Women of a Certain Age has been described as refreshing and thought-provoking, and as breaking new ground. It has further been described as a landmark in Australian publishing in 2018.

Steve Redford’s Along the Same Street, is a touching story of a young Japanese boy learning about and facing prejudice internally and externally, and about the effects of racism both at home and in the wider world. One of Steve’s reviewers has stated:

I believe that intermediate and advanced English learners in Japan need to read much [sic] more of English books than they read at school, and this book is perfect for them. If I were a teacher of students in intermediate class, I’d teach students English using this as a text-book.

Another has said, An excellent read! Should be required reading for teens for a wider understanding of culture and racism.

So please do join us!