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Monkey Business Book Launch

Dear Friends,

Since its first issue in 2011, Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan has showcased the best of contemporary Japanese and North American literature. Monkey Business is the in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine MONKEY. Creating a literary bridge between Japan and North America, the launch events allow writers to have a chance to read each other’s work and participate in dynamic cross-cultural dialogues. For more information about Monkey Business,

Book Launch

Saturday, September 23 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Japan Foundation, Toronto

2 Bloor St E Suite 300 Toronto ON M4W 1A8

Help us celebrate the launch of the 7th issue of Monkey Business on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00pm at The Japan Foundation, Toronto. The launch will feature two dialogues. The first will be between award-winning Japanese author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura, who has pioneered a modern version of Japanese “paper theatre”, or kami shibai, and Canadian novelist and master storyteller Rui Umezawa. The second will feature two heralded, cutting-edge young writers, Japanese Aoko Matsuda and Canadian Helen Guri. The event will be hosted by Monkey Business’s founding editors Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen.

For more information about the book launch, and to RSVP, please click here:

Book Launch on Saturday @ The Japan Foundation Toronto & RSVP

Japanese and Canadian Literature at the Film Café

Sunday, September 24, 2017

8 pm

Eative Film Café

230 Augusta Ave Toronto ON M5T 2L8

On Sunday September 24, 2017 at 8:00pm, join us at the Eative Film Café in Kensington Market for storytelling, literary readings, and a performance of traditional kami shibai. Three contributors to the 7th and latest issue of Monkey Business – award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura (Japan) and heralded young writers Aoko Matsuda (Japan) and Helen Guri (Canada) – will be joined by Canadian novelist and master storyteller Rui Umezawa for an evening you will never forget. It will be hosted by Monkey Business founding editors Motoyuki Shibata and Kensington’s own Ted Goossen.

For this Sunday event, no RSVP is necessary. Hope to see you all there at 8.

Warm regards,

Ted Goossen