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WRiter’s Resume        

Books (author and graphic designer):
In progress: Children of Manzanar, commissioned by the Manzanar History Association, funded by the Mead
        Foundation, to be published in 2008 by Heyday Books.
2006:  In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment, AACP, Inc., partially funded
         by the California State Library Civil Liberties Public Education Program
2002: A Century of Change: The Memoirs of Nellie Nakamura, privately commissioned personal history

Magazines (editor and art director):
2001-2002: The Beam, monthly magazine published by Hokubei Mainichi newspaper
1999-2001: Nikkei Heritage magazine, National Japanese American Historical Society

Anthologies (Creative Nonfiction and Poetry):
2008: “A Trunk of Dreams” and “The Hannan Family: A Living Civics Lesson,” My Words Are Gonna Linger,
Association of Personal Historians
2007: “Don’t Look Away,” Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, Asian American
           Women Artists Association.
2003: “A Well-Made Life,” InvAsian: Growing Up Asian and Female in America, Elaine Kim, ed.; Asian Women
2003: “carpool,” Upon Flesh I See Words, Asian American Women, San Francisco State University
2003: “The Comet Passes” and “The Smudge of Passing Brilliance,” for itzo, Kearney Street Workshop

Selected Articles (written by):
2002: “Who is American Anyway? Japanese Americans and 9/11,” Hokubei Mainichi
2002: “Abercrombie & Fitch: Sexism, Racism and Big Bucks,” Hokubei Mainichi, Nichibei Times
2002: “A Fire Brings Father and Daughter Closer,” Hokubei Mainichi, Nichibei Times, Nikkei West, online at http: //www.javadc.org/Shizue%20Seigel.html
2002: Other Colors: Being Multiracial in America,” on-line at www.kqed.org/w/baywindow/othercolors/changingtimes/index.html, excerpted from “Intermarriages and Hapas: An Overview,” Nikkei Heritage, 1998      
2000: “Actions Speak Louder,” Nikkei Heritage, Vol. XII, No. 1, http://www.njahs.org/nh/nhvxiin1.html
2000: “The Mega-Economics of Urban Planning” and “Nihonmachi and Urban Renewal,” Nikkei Heritage, v. XII/XIII. (Required reading for Clement Lai's class: City and Regional Planning 395.9 and 629, Asian American Studies 380, Cornell University)
1999: “This is My Story: A Peer Education HIV/STD Risk Reduction Program” by Moher Downing, Kelly R. Knight, Shizue Seigel, et al, AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal,  p. 243-261

Classes taught:
2006-present: Senior Asian American Women Writers, Japanese Cultural and Community Center, San Francisco
2007: Asian American Personal History, Japanese American Services of the East Bay, Berkeley
2004: Senior Men’s Memoir Group, JCCCNC, San Francisco

SOLO Presentations:
2008: Willamette University, Salem, OR
         Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
         First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
         South County Historical Society, Arroyo Grande, CA

2007: Guest lecturer, New College, San Francisco, CA
         Asian American Heritage Month, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
         Stockton JACL Day of Remembrance, Stockton CA
         Day of Remembrance, Livingston-Merced JACL, Merced, CA
         Santa Maria Japanese American Community Center, Santa Maria, CA
         Friday Theological Forum, Berkeley Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

2006: Association of Personal Historians conference, Portland, Oregon
         Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR
         Friends General Conference 2006 Gathering of Friends, Tacoma, WA

Group Presentations:
2007: Cheers for Muses reading, Modern Times bookstore, San Francisco, CA
        Cheers for Muses reading,, APAture Festival, co-sponsored by ZZYZZVA and AAWAA, San Francisco
         Day of Remembrance, with Congressman Mike Honda, Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, San Jose CA
2005: “The API Writer Within” panel, Third Thursdays, JCCCNC, San Francisco, CA
2003: “Occupational Hazards” reading, LocusArts, San Francisco, CA
2002: “Abercrombie & Fitch: Two Wongs Don’t Make a Right” radio interview, APEX Express, KPFA-FM

Honors (literary):
2003: A Room of Her Own Foundation Writer's Retreat (scholarship), Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
2003: Partial writers fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Articles (about):
“When good consciences paid a price,” January 18, 2007, San Jose Mercury
“Caucasians who helped JAs remembered, March 17, 2007, Hokubei Mainichi
“Vets published book on citizens who assisted evacuees,”Mar 10, 2006, Asian Week
“Kansha book launched, honors those who helped Nikkei through dark days, Feb. 9-15, 2006, Nichi Bei Times
ˆGiving thanks,” January 10, 2006, Hokubei Mainichi

Related experience
2001-2002: editor/art director, The Beam magazine, published by Hokubei Mainchi
1999-2001: editor/art director, Nikkei Heritage magazine, National Japanese American Historical Society
1995-1997: Media specialist, PHREDA Project, an HIV-prevention health education campaign.
1984-1994: Art director at various agencies including J. Walter Thompson, DDB Needham and Charles Schwab, Inc. Clients included Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Fine Arts Museums of SF

2003: “Tools of the Trade,” Truong Tran, Intersection for the Arts
2003: “Fiction Writing,” Junse Kim, Kearny Street Workshop
2003: scholarship, A Room of Her Own Foundation Writer's Retreat, Abiquiu, New Mexico
2003: Writers Retreat, partial fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2002: “Writing Out of the Dark,” Margo Perin
2002: “Oral History Workshop,” with Charles T. Morrissey, past president, Oral History Association (OHA)

1981-1984: Academy of Art College, Advertising and Illustration.    
1979-1981: College of Marin, Painting and Printmaking.




      In Good Conscience
     Century of Change

   Creative Nonfiction
     A Well-Made Life
     A Clue About Christmas
     Don’t Look Away

     Dad’s Fire

     The Great Learning

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