LiterAsian in Vancouver, BC

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Sep 201927 Sep 201928

Chinatown House
188 E Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1T3

Writing Life into Art!

Launched in 2013 and based in Vancouver BC, LiterASIAN is an annual festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing and a community-building initiative of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW).

The first of its kind within Canada, the festival’s purpose is to promote and celebrate the works of Asian Canadian writers and artists through author readings, panel discussions, and workshop events, creating important and unique networking opportunities between professional and emerging writers, students, and members of the broader public to learn and discuss topics of importance to Asian Canadian writing.

Purchase a $25 Festival Pass on this Eventbrite page for access to the entire festival. The Festival Pass includes admission to the Opening Reception, all workshops, book talks, and panels. If you’d like to purchase tickets to individual events instead ($10 for workshops and closing event), please click on the event you wish to attend in the schedule below and you will be re-directed to its specific Eventbrite page. You will also find more detailed information on each event in their individual pages.
Friday Sept 27
Location: Chinatown House (188 E Pender Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1T3)

6.00-9.00 PM: Panel presentation “The Writing of Asian Canadian” featuring LiterASIAN authors C.E. Gatchalian, Philip Huynh, Sally Ito, Fred Wah, May Q. Wong, Rita Wong – followed by reception catered by Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House + cake cutting

Saturday Sept 28
Location: Sun Wah Centre – third floor (268 Keefer Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1X5)

11.00 AM-12.00 PM: “Feeling the First Vague Stirrings” with C.E. Gatchalian
12.30-1.30 PM: “Writing From Scratch” with Philip Huynh
2.00-3.00 PM: “Events and Epiphanies: Writing Your Personal Myth” with Sally Ito 
3.30-4.30 PM: “Writing By Remembering Our Multicultural Pasts” with May Q. Wong
5.00-6.00 PM: Closing event booktalk “Talking beholden: a poem” with Rita Wong

Showcasing: C.E. Gatchelian, Phillip Huynh, May Q. Wong, Sally Ito, Fred Wah, Rita Wong, Diana Morita Cole and many others!


Masaji . Last modified Sep 06, 2019 6:46 p.m.

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