Toronto Arts Council Writers Grant
I am thrilled to announce my current project has been selected to receive a writers grant from the Toronto Arts Council.
The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered In is a hybrid of memoir, Japanese Canadian history and cultural arts.
I am extremely grateful to the council for providing this opportunity to complete this important work.
My Father’s Nose
What I’m working on
Suzanne is currently finalizing a work of creative non-fiction, which explores the postwar Japanese Canadian community through memories of significant places, events and traditions. The unique next generation story is a hybrid of memoir and history, and bridges two cultures; it contrasts the North American dream of achievement through the lens of conformity imposed by the Japanese adage: the nail that sticks out gets hammered in.