Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book Signing, and Other Things

Julia Izumi

Monday May 30 at 4 p.m.

Tonight we welcome Murasaki Shikibu in conversation to kick off the book launch of The Tale of Genji, one of the first novels ever written. Like, in the whole world. Granted, the event is over 1000 years late, but to make up for lost time, Lady Murasaki has a lot to say. If you’re lucky, she might even talk about the book. She will take questions and give autographs following the discussion. Priority seating with book purchase. Moderator TBD.



  • Stage Director – TBD


  • Murasaki Shikibu – Celine Song
  • Bookstore Manager – Mary Kelly