LiterAsian: A Festival of Asian Canadian Writing

May 1, 2021

May 30, 2021





Events Description


This year’s LiterAsian festival GlobalAsian: from Grassroots to Globalization features authors and cultural activists from not only Canada, but across the Asian diaspora. As “Asian” cannot easily be defined within geographical borders of one continent, but rather a conceptual collection of experiences and memories, LiterASIAN shines a spotlight that critically examines what it means to be a storyteller of Asian descent.


Events are free – click the event title to register.

Intersectionality, Feminism, and Power – Writers Who Define our Times
May 1st, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (PST)
Grace Eiko Thomson, Larissa Lai, Sarah Suk

Independent Authors or Self-Published Authors? Stories that We Live to Write About
May 8th, 12.00pm – 1.30pm (PST)
Jackie Lau, Diana Morita Cole, Diana Ng, JF Garrard, Cynda Yeasting

It’s a Beautiful Neighbourhood: “Chinatown Pretty” Across North America
May 12th, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (PST)
Valerie Luu & Andria Lo ofChinatown Pretty

Writing Nusantara – Transcending Language and Borders
May 15th, 12.00pm noon (MYT) / 8.00pm (PST) – 1.5 hours
William Tham (Malaysia), Okky Madasari (Indonesia), Melissa De Silva (Singapore), Danton Remoto (Philippines)

Creating from Scratch: Asian Canadian Literary Publications and their role in publishing and the community
May 22, 12.00pm – 1.30pm (PST)
Brooke Xiang from Chinatown Today, Leilan Wong & Olivia Lim from Tributaries, Justine Abigail Yu & Jocelyn Yu from Living Hyphen, Chris Patterson/Kawika Guillermo & David Ng from decomp

The Pender Guy Radio Collective, 1976-1981: The Reunion Show
May 29th, 12.00pm – 1.30pm (PST)
Ramona Mar, Tommy Tao, Jeannie Young, Christy Fong, Rachel Lau, June Chow

Asia Across the World: A Book Club Discussion
May 30th, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (PST)
The Asian Literature Circle

Who is it for?


Tickets: Free; Register

How to get tickets?
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Date & Time:

May 1 – 30, 2021

Venue: Online


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