1068 Dakota Street
Reading by Sally Ito and Michiko Tsuboi (Children’s Book authors)
Sally Ito holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MA in English from the University of Alberta. She received a Mombusho scholarship to study at Waseda University, where she worked on literary translations of modern and contemporary Japanese poetry. She has taught writing at several universities and has reviewed children’s books for the Paper Tigers blog. She is the author of several volumes of poetry, includingAlert to Glory, and her 1998 story collectionFloating Shore won the Writers Guild of AB Book Award. She lives in Winnipeg, Canada.
Michiko Tsuboi is a graduate of Doshisha Women’s College where she majored in English literature. She also attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she studied and read Canadian literature in English. She has worked professionally as a translator and English teacher in Shiga, Japan for many years