What is JETAABC Yomi-Kai?
JETAABC Yomi-Kai is a reading club created for JET Alumni, JETAA Friends and community members to gather to discuss and discover short stories by Japanese Authors in translation or by Japanese Canadian authors.
We always start by sharing first impressions and questions that we have and let that guide the evening. From exploring characters, plots, point of views, to the general theme of the work; these are just some of the angles we will talk about with each reading piece.
How to join?
We have a rolling registration system. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/gxVV6xLKd2N3wQXX9
When you sign up you will get access to the readings, next meeting updates, and access links. Next month’s dates and readings will be decided by the attendees of the previous meeting.
For our next Yomi-Kai meeting:
We will meet on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 7pm over Zoom.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link through a Google calendar invite 3 days prior the scheduled meeting. So don’t forget to sign up!
What are we reading this time?
We will start the year with a classic short story by Tanizaki Junichiro’s debut work, “The Tattooer.” This is Tanizaki’s very first published short story and really sets the tone of his future writing styles and themes. Tanizaki is one of Japan’s famous modern writers. His writing often challenged aesthetics and sexuality in an era where Japan was being introduced to “western” ideas.