Emiko Morita

Region: Vancouver BC
Born 1969, British Columbia


“Emiko Morita became the Executive Director of Powell Street Festival in Vancouver 25 years after she first worked as an intern for the festival in 1990. In between, she was Marketing Director at Douglas & McIntyre Publishers, Export and Special Sales Manager at Raincoast Books, and Marketing Manager at Polestar Press. She co-founded the Access Copyright Foundation and served as a board member there as well as the Association of Book Publishers of BC, Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Modern Baroque Opera Society. She is a member of the artist collective Dance Troupe Practice, at Vancouver Parks Board’s Pandora Park Field House (2015-2019) and the administrative assistant of photographer Fred Herzog. Her recent community engagement project combined seniors and photography in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre and Tonari Gumi. She has also organized “Hiroshi Calling,” a photo exhibition drawn from her reclusive uncle’s archives, a project supported by the National Association of Japanese Canadians.”