Launched in 2013, LiterASIAN is an annual festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing and a community-building initiative of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW), one of PCHC-MoM’s longstanding partners (and literary office-mate!).
This year’s theme, Journey to the West: Writing Across the Pacific, welcomes an incredible line-up of eleven authors showcasing the breadth and depth of Asian Canadian writing in multiple styles and genres.
Events include a weekend of workshops, conversations and panels at BC Artscape Sun Wah Chinatown. Tickets can be purchased individually, or get a $25 Festival Access Pass for the entire three-day festival (September 21-23).
As one of LiterASIAN’s supporters from its inception, PCHC-MoM is delighted to have our Executive Director, Winnie L. Cheung, facilitate the LiterASIAN Panel: A Conversation on Writing, Memory, and Family with Katherine Luo and Madeleine Then.
Both authors have written about the Chinese Cultural Revolution: The Unceasing Storm: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a poignant memoir of Luo’s life in mainland China, while Thien’s Man Booker-shortlisted Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a historical novel following a musical family through China’s social and political upheaval during the twentieth century.
Join us at BC Artscape for a special evening conversation on the act of writing about human individuals caught up in forces beyond their control.
Find a full schedule of events and get your tickets here.