The Writers’ Showcase provides an opportunity for five Asian, Indigenous and Black writers to explore racism in their writings and, as writers, be a catalyst for change. Each writer sits down in conversation with the interviewer in an informal setting.

Sunday, March 3, 2024, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Japanese Cultural Centre – 180 McPhillips Street

Free Admission (Registration is required to attend)

Combating Racism through the Arts: Writers’ Showcase

Join us for an inspiring event at the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, for a transformative Writers Workshop: “Combating Racism Through the Arts.” Delve into the powerful narratives of Indigenous, Black, and people of colour writers as they courageously share their experiences of racism and resilience through their art.

In this engaging workshop, we’ll explore how writers infuse their personal journeys into their work to spark conversation, understanding, and action against racism. Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an avid reader, or simply passionate about social justice, this event promises to enlighten and inspire.

Come be part of a dynamic discussion, gain invaluable insights, and discover how your own voice can contribute to the fight against racism. Together, let’s harness the transformative power of the arts to create a more inclusive and equitable world.


Duncan Mercredi – Poet, writer, storyteller and Winnipeg’s 2020-2022 Poet Laureate

Mala’ika Mustapha – Author and illustrator of “Amina’s Afro” and “Jamilah’s Family”

Art Miki – Author of memoir “Gaman – Perseverance; Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice”

Joseph Seville – Creator writer, composer, lyricist of new musical, MA-BUHAY! A New Musical 🇵🇭 “Filipinos Singing for Their Lives”

Sadie Lavoie – Poet, graphic artist,community organizer, and education facilitator.