BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6894@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20240601T000000Z DTEND:20240601T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>FREE</strong>\n<a href="https://9644p.blackbaudhosting. com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=f7ad5f03-05c4-4276-b621-f67df58c0a2f" ><strong></strong></a>\n<a href="https://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/ tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=f7ad5f03-05c4-4276-b621-f67df58c0a2f"><strong>I n Person Tickets</strong></a>\n<a href="https://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com /9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=bd25a16c-fda4-4ff5-9dfb-c71e5e5d25d8"><s trong></strong></a>\n<a href="https://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tic kets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=bd25a16c-fda4-4ff5-9dfb-c71e5e5d25d8"><strong>Virt ual Tickets</strong></a>\n\nMarvel at the amazing and creative ways that w riters can imagine Little Tokyo and expand the fictional boundaries of the Japanese American experience at the 11th Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony! 2024 marks the 140th anniversary of Little Tokyo \, and this year’s event will be a vibrant celebration\, its history and culture by those who love it\, with readings by acclaimed actors and raff le giveaways at the end of the program.\n\nEach year\, the Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest heightens awareness of Los Angeles’ Little Tok yo by challenging both new and experienced writers to write a story that c aptures the spirit and essence of Little Tokyo and the people in it. In th is celebration\, the winning stories in the three contest categories—Adu lt\, Youth\, and Japanese language—will be showcased with dramatic readi ngs by special guests Ayumi Ito\, Kurt Kanazawa\, and Chloe Madriaga. Each category winner is awarded cash prize and their story will be published i n <em>The Rafu Shimpo</em>\, on Discover Nikkei\, and on the Little Tokyo Historical Society website. \n\n<em>The contest is presented by <a href ="https://www.littletokyohs.org/" style="box-sizing: border-box\; -webkit- font-smoothing: antialiased\; color: #722182\; text-decoration: underline\ ; background-color: transparent\; font-family: ">Little Tokyo Historical S ociety</a> in partnership with JANM’s <a href="https://discovernikkei.o rg/">Discover Nikkei</a> project.</em> DTSTAMP:20240715T174143Z SUMMARY:11th Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest Awards Ceremon y URL:/en/events/2024/06/01/11th-annual-imagine-little-tokyo-short-story-cont e/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR