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, March 23, 2021 from 7pm over Zoom.

Only 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 are reading the Akutagawa Prize winning short story by Yoko Ogawa called “The Pregnancy Diary.” Ogawa accumulates details to subtly yet expressively comment on the human psychology in her writing. What kind of meaning into the details of this short story can you gain?

Happy Reading!