Lafcadio Hearn Symposium “Anniversaries Celebration”

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Huenefeld Tower Room

Event Details

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hearn’s arrival in Cincinnati and the 30th
anniversary of the founding of the Lafcadio Hearn Society/USA in Cincinnati.
Lafcadio Hearn started his career in his early life as a reporter in Cincinnati at The
Cincinnati Enquirer, and later at The Cincinnati Commercial newspapers. He later
became world famous, especially in Japan, for his cultural and folklore books, articles
and stories on Creole and Japanese topics.
Mary Gallagher, University College of Dublin, Ireland; Kevin Grace, University of
Cincinnati Library; Steve Kemme, retired Cincinnati Enquirer reporter and President
of the Lafcadio Hearn Society/USA; Noriko Tsunoda-Ryder, Miami University; and
Dr. Kinji Tanaka, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Japan Research Center of
Greater Cincinnati and a founder of the Hearn Society/USA in Cincinnati, his
presentations to be made by his sons, Kiyoshi Peter Tanaka and Hidenobu Paul Tanaka.
This event is co-sponsored by the Japan Research Center of Greater Cincinnati
and the Lafcadio Hearn Society/USA.

Free, no registration required

Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Genealogy & History, Literacy & Education
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Steve Kemme
Chris Smith
(513) 665-3340