Imagine Little Tokyo 2023 Short Story Editing Workshop

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Thursday January 19

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6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and debut novelist Iris Yamashita and veteran writer and editor Gary Phillips will host an interactive, virtual workshop with tips on how to polish a short story before submission. Miya Iwataki, co-chair of the Imagine Little Tokyo short story committee will moderate the workshop. Iris Yamashita, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Letters from Iwojima, released her debut novel, City Under One Roof, this month. Gary Phillips edited South Central Noir (Akashic), which featured one of Naomi Hirahara’s short stories set in a now defunct Japanese movie theater on Crenshaw.


This writing workshop is held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest, organized by the Little Tokyo Historical Society and the Japanese American National Museums Discover Nikkei project. Deadline to submit your fictional story about Little Tokyo is January 31, 2023. Learn more at the Little Tokyo Historical Society website.