Book Events


Upcoming Events

Dorinne Kondo and friends at The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

August 22, 2019 at 7:30pm

sharing excerpts from her new book, Worldmaking: race, performance and the work of creativity, including live performances of selected scenes from Seamless, her full length play about the emotional afterlife of Japanese American incarceration, and contained in full within Worldmaking.

Pre-buy Worldmaking right here, and let us know you’re coming!

Dorinne Kondo discusses her book with Viet Thanh Nguyen.

June 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

VROMAN’s Bookstore - 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity (Paperback)

By Dorinne Kondo

ISBN: 9781478000945

Published: Duke University Press - December 27th, 2018

Watch the Conversation with Viet Here.

WAtch the presentation of “Seamless” here.


 "Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity" Book Party at USC

Cast (left to right): Angela Kim (stage directions) ASE Ph.D Student, Tok Thompson (Benjamin Roth) Associate Professor of Teaching, Anthropology & Communication, Dorinne Kondo (Diane Kubota), Darrell Kunitomi (Ken Kubota) Actor and Director, Teraya Paramehta (Masako Kubota) ASE Ph.D Student

Dr. Imani Kai Johnson, Assistant Professor of Dance at UC Riverside, reading comments by Anna Deavere Smith on Dr. Dorinne Kondo's book, Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity (Duke University Press)