BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20240504T000000Z DTEND:20240505T000000Z DESCRIPTION:LiterASIAN returns with established and emerging literary voice s coming together for a month of commemoration\, celebration\, and convers ation showcasing the resilience and growth of Asian Canadian voices in Can Lit. With this year’s theme of <em>re(dress) 2024</em>\, the festival w ill include book readings\, writing workshops\, panel discussions\, and an afternoon dimsum with the authors. Full events schedule available online at \n\nThis year’s featured authors include trail blazing Canadian writer <strong>Joy Kogawa </strong>(<em>From the Lost a nd Found Department</em>)\; politician-turned-author <strong>Ujjal Dosanj h </strong>(<em>The Past is Never Dead</em>)\; bestselling author <stron g>Lindsay Wong </strong>(<em>Tell Me Pleasant Things about Immortality</e m>)\; community worker and mentor <strong>Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio </s trong>(<em>Reuniting with Strangers</em>)\; author and artist <strong>Kei ko Honda</strong> (<em>Accidental Blooms)</em>\; and scholar and communit y researcher <strong>Angie Wong</strong> (<em>Laughing Back at Empire</e m>).\n\n“As one of Canada’s longest-running writers’ festivals\, Lit erASIAN Festival continues to spotlight Pan-Asian literary voices that hav e enriched Canadian literary culture\,” says Festival Director Allan Cho . “This year’s festival is dedicated to our Ada Con\, a founding direc tor of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW)\, who devoted her lif e to the love of community\, literature\, and writing.” \n\nLiterASIAN will take place in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown located on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam\, Tsleil Waututh\, and Squamish people. Events will be held at the Vancouver Japanese Language School &amp \; Japanese Hall\, Chinatown Storytelling Centre\, Centre A International Art Gallery\, and Floata Seafood Restaurant.\n\nIn collaboration with Word Vancouver Literary Festival\, LiterASIAN will host a special fundraiser e vent\, Wine and Words: Dimsum with the Authors\, featuring an afternoon of food and festivities with all of the featured writers. This fundraiser wi ll include dim sum\, wine tastings\, author readings\, with live and silen t auctions. \n\nTickets go on sale April 1\, 2024\, and are available for purchase online at DTSTAMP:20240619T052058Z SUMMARY:LiterASIAN 2024: (Re)Dress URL:/en/events/2024/05/04/literasian-2024-redress/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR