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Meet Author Jamie Ford

Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series

2022-06-21 18:30:00 2022-06-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford The author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," winner of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature will join us to discuss his work. Q & A, book selling, and signing will follow. Canton Palace Theatre

Tuesday, June 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-21 18:30:00 2022-06-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford The author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," winner of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature will join us to discuss his work. Q & A, book selling, and signing will follow. Canton Palace Theatre

The author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," winner of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature will join us to discuss his work. Q & A, book selling, and signing will follow.

Jamie Ford joins us to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, an historical novel that centers around the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans to internment camps; the book depicts the pain and trauma of separation through the friendship of the Chinese-American Henry and his Japanese-American friend Keiko.

From April 26, 2022-July 22, 2022, the Canton Museum of Art will exhibit Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii and Asian Voices from the CMA Collection.

Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii is curated by Barbara Johns, PhD, and the traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

Jamie Ford is a Northwest author most widely known for his bestselling Seattle-based novels. His debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, won the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Hotel was named the #1 Book Club pick in 2010 by the American Bookseller Association and is now read widely in schools all across the country. This multi-cultural tale was adapted by Book-It Repertory Theatre, and has recently been optioned for a stage musical, and also for film, with George Takei serving as Executive Producer.

Jamie's second book, Songs of Willow Frost, was also a national bestseller. His third novel set in Seattle, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, was published in 2017 and Library Journal named it one of the Best Historical Fiction Novels of 2017. An award-winning short-story writer, his work has been published in multiple anthologies, from Asian-themed steampunk set in Seattle in the Apocalypse Triptych, to stories exploring the universe of masked marvels and caped crusaders from an Asian American perspective in Secret Identities: The first Asian American Superhero Anthology, and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology. His essays on race, identity, love, heroes, and complex families have been published nationwide and his work has been translated into 35 languages. He says he’s holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it. 

Jamie is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations.  Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana where he’s on a never-ending search for decent dim sum. 

 

Venue details


https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/

605 Market Avenue North
Canton OH 44702

Audience Accessibility
 
 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
We can accommodate guests with wheelchairs and have special wheelchair seating available in Section B, Rows W & X (view seating chart for more information). There are no stairs to reach seats on the main floor.

Note: there is no elevator and all patrons with tickets for seats in the upper or lower balconies must use the stairs to access their seats.
 
 HEARING IMPAIRED GUESTS
The Palace Theatre is now looped for the benefit of our patrons who are hearing impaired. Hearing induction loops are to people with hearing aids what Wi-Fi is to computers and cell phones. Hearing Induction Loops bring those who wear hearing aids back into the sound environments in which they need and want to participate. In other words, there are many places where hearing is challenging and those environments make it difficult or impossible for people with an aided hearing handicap to hear. These individuals will either have a difficult time hearing in, or avoid these environments. About 75% of hearing aids provided are equipped with a telephone coil or “T Coil.” When the T Coil is engaged, background noise can be reduced and the desired sound is sent directly to the hearing aid T Coil, and to the wearers hearing prescription. This enables the hearing aid wearer to hear performances and speakers clearly without environmental noise.

If you have questions about how a hearing loop works, or about how it works with hearing aids, you can call HEARINC at 234-347-0155. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.