Writing across Intersections: Asian Canadian and Diaspora Writers in Conversation

Asian Canadian and diasporic literature is much more than a singular narrative of immigration stories. It’s a multitude of voices and experiences. It encompasses writers from intersecting identities, working across genres that range from literary fiction and personal essays to speculative poetry and translation. Come hear these writers talk about their writing, the books that shaped them, emerging voices they love, and their experience navigating labels and boundaries.

Event Type: Panel
Venue: 
Native Education College
Date: Friday, March 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019

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Panelists

Tania De Rozario is a writer, visual artist, and the author of  And The Walls Come Crumbling Down and Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press 2016 / 2013).

Kim Fu is an award-winning novelist, poet, and critic. Her most recent novel is The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore.

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Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo (Inanna Publications) was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, was published in 2018 by HarperCollins Canada.

Yilin Wang is a writer and a member of the Room editorial collective. Her writing has appeared Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, Abyss & Apex, LooseLeaf, and Clarkesworld, as well as won literary awards.

Moderator

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.