Sakura Foundation is pleased to host a reading + workshop with traci kato-kiriyama and her new book Navigating With(out) Instruments (NWI). The creative writing and storytelling workshop portion of the evening is oriented to the many themes of traci’s book—from memory excavation, belonging, (dis)ease, death, and transformation; to people, place, community organizing, creative process, collective care, and love. traci will read from NWI and take you through the themes of her book and make space for folks to “build” poems and other pieces for storytelling and writing (dialogue, letter writing, etc.), oriented to each participant’s own “Table of Contents”—a writing exercise in itself that will begin the workshop process. You’ll be asked to take risks and be open about your process, but will never be forced to share aloud. An easy entry point into writing again or continuing to write or even to writing anew. The event includes light snacks, journal, and pen. For the safety of our community, masks and proof of vaccination at the door are required. REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE.