Dear Readers

Dear Readers,


From my garden

From my garden

Oh, June….. Summer is coming! If summer were a leisurely time, I would love to catch up on my own reading. Recently when my brainy friend alluded to Bloomsday, little did I know that I am now hosting Ulysses readings on June 16th to finally catch up with Joyceans (better late than never)! 

In James Joyce’s Ulysses, he writes: 

Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.


In this epicenter that Joyce outlines, all that is as true today as it was more than 100 years ago.  And in our June issues, we here at Kerrisdale hope to capture all those figures from all walks of life to connect us with a sense of where we’ve come from, a journey of self-discovery:

Salome and me

 Salomé Nieto on her own vision of contemporary dance with elements inspired by two powerful physical traditions, Japanese Butoh and her Mexican roots; Sudè Khanian on her exploration of the world of optical illusions where Qi meditation meets her Iranian roots;  Noriko Nasu-Tidball, our beloved Playbook photographer, on her journey to capture ordinary people in extraordinary ways with her strong sense of Japanese heritage, and a success story by Leigh Boyle, a talented young woman on fire!   

Speaking of summer, don’t miss our Crossroad Cafe: A Complete Guide to BC CampgroundsThursday June 19 7:00-8:30pm.  Call 604.257.8100 today!

Playbook will be back in the late summer with spectacular Arts Issue. 

Here is to a sweet summer, like the one James Joyce had, the summer of 1904 (find out here if you are interested) ! 


Keiko Honda, Ph.D., MPH
Chair and Editor-in-Chief
Community Engagement, KCCS