2020 Event Schedule

This year’s theme is “Quiet No More. We have an incredible line up of authors with a full schedule of events. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, LiterASIAN 2020 goes virtual! With much gratitude, our festival is located on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish people.

Claim your ticket by clicking the desired event below. 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.

We look forward to seeing you at LiterASIAN 2020!


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, LiterASIAN 2020 goes virtual! See below for the new program schedule.

LiterAsian 2020 – “Quiet No More”
August 15 to August 30, 2020

“Creators Against Hate”
Saturday, August 15th, 1.00pm – 2:00pm
Shon Wong
Moderated by Vincent Ternida 

“Postcards from the In-Between”
Sunday, August 16, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Anosh Irani, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Kevin Kapenda, Rachel D’Sa, Carlo Javier, & Nathalie De Los Santos 
Moderated by Julia Lin

Race, Writing, and Virtual Worlds: how can we counter anti-Asian racism in a virtual world?
Saturday, August 22, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Kawika Guillermo & Danielle Wong
Moderated by Alyssa Sy de Jesus 

Remembering to Celebrate Our Chinese Canadian Legacies
Sunday, August 23, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Winnie Cheung, David Wong, & Marlene Enns

Anthology or Magazine? Writing and Submitting to a Literary Publication
Saturday, August 29, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Allan Cho & JF Garrard

Books of Inclusion 
Sunday, August 30, 1.00pm – 3.00pm 
Literary Circle of Asian Books

We would like to acknowledge that our festival takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.

Past Festivals

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