Joyce Nako of Pacific Asian-American Women Writers-West introduces the following writers: Momoko Iko, novelist, poet and playwright whose "Gold watch" was aired on PBS' "Visions" series; Emma Gee, who at UC Berkeley established the first course in the United States on Asian women at UC Berkeley and co-editor of Asian Women, the first collection of writings published by Asian-American women in 1971; Joyce Nako, who has worked with the East-West Players and the Mark Taper Forum; Sue Kunitomi Embrey, community activist, founder and chair of the Manzanar Committee and past president of the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women; Miya Iwataki, founder of the Asian-American movement and of the Asian Women Movement of the late 1960s; and Wakako Yamauchi, playwright and poet and recipient of the American Theater Critics' first National Award for Outstanding Play in Regional Theatre. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth. Contains sensitive language. Later rebroadcast as an episode of Women's Magazine. Works performed are: A short note / Momoko Iko. -- Shopping bag / Emma Gee. -- Adjustments / Joyce Nako. -- Just the way it happened / Sue Kunitomi Embrey. -- Sisters: a melody of resistance / Miya Iwataki. -- That was all / Wakako Yamauchi. Recording KZ1137 is a truncated version of this program that only features the readings from Momoko Iko, Sue Kunitomi Embrey and Miya Iwataki.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.