David Mura

David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet, and performance artist. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality, and history. In public appearances interweaving poetry, performance, and personal testament, he provides insights into the racial issues facing America today. Mura’s memoirs, poems, essays, plays, and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Their topics range from contemporary Japan to the legacy of the internment camps and the history of Japanese Americans to critical explorations of an increasingly diverse America. He gives presentations at educational institutions, businesses and other organizations throughout the country. His newest book, “A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing,” came out in 2018.

Current Schedule

2019 - A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Craft