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David Mura

Writer, Poet & Performance Artist

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David Mura Biography

David Mura is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist whose work in the field of diversity and multiculturalism reflects depth and meaning. A third generation Japanese American, Mura authored Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won a 1991 Josephine Miles Book Award and was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second memoir was released in 1996 under the title, Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity.

Mura performs with African American writer Alexs Pate in Secret Colors, a multi-media performance they co-created about their lives as men of color and Asian American-African American relations. After premiering at the Walker Art Center, it has been presented at various venues throughout the country. PBS included a film adaptation of this piece, titled Slowly This, in its 1995 Alive TV Series. Mura's stage adaptation of Li-young Lee's memoir, The Winged Seed, premiered at The Pangea World Theater in 1997.

Mura's poems have appeared in such journals as The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New England Review, and Crazyhorse. He has written essays on race and multiculturalism for publications including The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Utne Reader, Racism Explained to My Daughter, and The Graywood Annual V: Multi-Cultural Literacy.

Mura has served as the Artistic Director of the Asian American Renaissance, an Asian American arts organization located in Minnesota. He is also an Artist Associate at the Pangea World Theater. Mura has served as the Board President of the Jerome Foundation, The Loft, and the Center for Arts Criticism. Some of Mura's awards include a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award, a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, two Bush Foundation Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant for playwrighting from the Playwrights' Center.

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Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei

Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei

Angels for the Burning (American Poets Continuum)

Angels for the Burning (American Poets Continuum)

Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto: Poetry and Identity (Poets on Poetry)

Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto: Poetry and Identity (Poets on Poetry)

Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity

Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity

The Colors of Desire: Poems

The Colors of Desire: Poems

After We Lost Our Way (The National Poetry Series)

After We Lost Our Way (The National Poetry Series)

Speaking Topics
  • How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About Race: Identity Changing in America

  • Leadership: the Three Act Play & the Limitations of the Good Student

  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

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David Mura Biography

David Mura is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist whose work in the field of diversity and multiculturalism reflects depth and meaning. A third generation Japanese American, Mura authored Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won a 1991 Josephine Miles Book Award and was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second memoir was released in 1996 under the title, Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity.

Mura performs with African American writer Alexs Pate in Secret Colors, a multi-media performance they co-created about their lives as men of color and Asian American-African American relations. After premiering at the Walker Art Center, it has been presented at various venues throughout the country. PBS included a film adaptation of this piece, titled Slowly This, in its 1995 Alive TV Series. Mura's stage adaptation of Li-young Lee's memoir, The Winged Seed, premiered at The Pangea World Theater in 1997.

Mura's poems have appeared in such journals as The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New England Review, and Crazyhorse. He has written essays on race and multiculturalism for publications including The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Utne Reader, Racism Explained to My Daughter, and The Graywood Annual V: Multi-Cultural Literacy.

Mura has served as the Artistic Director of the Asian American Renaissance, an Asian American arts organization located in Minnesota. He is also an Artist Associate at the Pangea World Theater. Mura has served as the Board President of the Jerome Foundation, The Loft, and the Center for Arts Criticism. Some of Mura's awards include a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award, a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, two Bush Foundation Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant for playwrighting from the Playwrights' Center.

David Mura Videos

  • David Mura on race, history and sexuality - YouTube

David Mura Books

David Mura Speaking Topics

  • How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About Race: Identity Changing in America

  • Leadership: the Three Act Play & the Limitations of the Good Student

  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

FAQs on booking David Mura

  • How to book David Mura?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Mura for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Mura, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Mura or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Mura?

    Booking fees for David Mura, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Mura, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Mura?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Mura for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Mura for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Mura or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Mura or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Mura is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About Race: Identity Changing in America, Leadership: the Three Act Play & the Limitations of the Good Student and Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity. The estimated speaking fee range to book David Mura for your event is available upon request. David Mura generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Helen Zia, Beau Sia, Suketu Mehta, Evelyn Hu-DeHart and Grant Korgan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Mura for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Mura Speaker Videos

  • David Mura on race, history and sexuality - YouTube

David Mura Speaking Topics

  • How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About Race: Identity Changing in America

  • Leadership: the Three Act Play & the Limitations of the Good Student

  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

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