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May SWET Talk Shop: Emphasis on Editing about Culture

May SWET Talk Shop: Emphasis on Editing about Culture

Date: May 18, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; at the Jinbocho subway stop, go out the A2 exit; at street level, turn left, go 12 steps and look for a doorway with a small flag over it saying “Books on Japan”; take the stairs to the 2nd floor.
Fee: Free of charge
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Crafting Travel Writing, Tourism Material, and Tours

Crafting Travel Writing, Tourism Material, and Tours

Panel Discussion with Greg Goodmacher, Alice Gordenker, and Rob Goss

Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free of charge; please bring drinks and snacks to share
Place: Sumida Riverside Tower, 2F Meeting Room, Shinkawa 1-28-7, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0003. About 10 minutes walk from Kayabacho (Hibiya and Tozai Line) or Hatchobori (Hibiya... more

March SWET Talk Shop: Academic Translation and Editing

March SWET Talk Shop: Academic Translation and Editing

Date: March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; at the Jinbocho subway stop, go out the A2 exit; at street level, turn left, go 12 steps and look for a doorway with a small flag over it saying “Books on Japan”; take the stairs to the 2nd floor. http://www.booksonjapan.org/location/
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SWET Doyenne (and Sumo Expert) Makes the News

SWET Doyenne (and Sumo Expert) Makes the News

If you know the Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators, you have at some point heard of Doreen Simmons. ABC Australia has published the sumo-oriented article below that includes a well-produced 2-minute video "A Day with Doreen." Check it out:

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SWET Talk and New Year’s Party

SWET Talk and New Year’s Party

SWET Talk: "Whisper of the Land: Visions of Japan"
Edward Levinson on Writing and Photography

Date: January 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Place: Wesley Center, Room 204 (http://www.wesleyfoundationjp.com/en/access.html)
Fee: 500-yen donation
Attendance: No reservations necessary

Followed by

2016 SWET Kanto New Year’s Party

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Making Memoir: From Situation to Story

Making Memoir: From Situation to Story

With Leza Lowitz and Tracy Slater

Moderator: Liane Wakabayashi

Date: November 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (doors open for socializing at 6:00)
Place: Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama (Tokyo) Room 204 (Map)

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Fee: No charge

The road to memoir is paved with good intentions.... more