Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" is at TPL this week

On October 13, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to present the Panama Hotel Jazz Project, featuring several of Seattle’s finest jazz musicians. The Project tells the story through words and music of the Japanese American experience as witnessed in Seattle’s International District (as it is now called) during World War II. As a community read, back in 2012, Pierce County Library had selected Jamie Ford’s “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” which depicts the impact of the government’s relocation program on local residents.

What excellent timing that Tacoma Public Library has brought author Jamie Ford to our library and we can hear about his latest book and meet him – this Thursday evening.

This was just sent out by Tacoma Public Library:

Willow Frost, H. C. Weaver and Me
An evening with author Jamie Ford
Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library

In Jamie Ford's new novel, The Songs of Willow Frost, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, runs away from an orphanage and embarks on a great journey when, after glimpsing an actress in a movie is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Ford's research for his novel brought him to the Tacoma Public Library and the all but forgotten H.C. Weaver Film Studio which, at the time was the third-largest freestanding film space in America. The Library had a wonderful collection of production shots by Gaston Lance, the studio's art director. This is the same studio which produced the recently rediscovered and restored The Eyes of the Totem.

Jamie Ford talks about The Songs of Willow Frost, the historical research behind the book, and the H.C. Weaver Studios. Free, no reservations. Seating is on a space available basis. Book signing follows. Information www.tacomalibrary.org

Presented in cooperation with Team Totem, the organization responsible for bringing back The Eyes of the Totem

David Domkoski
Community Relations Officer
Tacoma Public Library

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