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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.

Speaking Topics
  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

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

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

Videos
Books
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)

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  • How do I book David Mura to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Mura for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for David Mura or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Mura

    Speaking fees for David Mura, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Mura are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Mura, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Mura speak about?

    David Mura is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Literary.
  • Where does David Mura travel from?

    David Mura generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Mura’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Mura for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Mura or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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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 Speaking Topics

  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

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

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

David Mura Videos

  • David Mura on race, history and sexuality - YouTube

David Mura Books

FAQs on booking David Mura

  • How do I book David Mura to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Mura for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for David Mura or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Mura

    Speaking fees for David Mura, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Mura are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Mura, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Mura speak about?

    David Mura is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Literary.
  • Where does David Mura travel from?

    David Mura generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Mura’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Mura for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Mura or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

David Mura is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity, Leadership: the Three Act Play & the Limitations of the Good Student and How We Talk (or Don't Talk) About Race: Identity Changing in America. 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 Speaking Topics

  • Unleashing the Unconscious: the Age of Creativity

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

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

David Mura Speaker Videos

  • David Mura on race, history and sexuality - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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