2020 Event Schedule

Important Notice:
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 virus, out of an abundance of caution, LiterASIAN 2020 will be postponed until further notice.

This year’s theme is Postcards from the In-Between. We have an incredible line up of authors with a full schedule of events including the opening event at Historic Joy Kogawa House and a panel discussion at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, located on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish people.

Claim your ticket on this Eventbrite page for access to the opening event and/or the panel discussion. 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!


Saturday May 9
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House (1450 W 64th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6P 2N5)

12.00-2.00 PM: Opening event workshop – followed by reception and cake cutting

Monday May 11
Location: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – Alice Mackay Room (350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 6B1)

7.00 PM-8.30 PM: Panel presentation “Postcards from the In-Between” featuring LiterASIAN authors Anosh Irani, Carlo Javier, Fiona Lam, Kawika Guillermo, Kevin Kapenda, Rachel D’Sa

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

2017: Storytelling and the Art of the Novel Featured writers: Jen Sookfong Lee, Julia Lin, Janie Chang, Terry Watada, Leslie Shimotakahara, Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell, Catherine Hernandez, Leanne Dunic 2016: History & Memory Featured writers: Paul Yee, Denise Chong, SKY Lee, JJ Lee, Simon Choa Johnston, Jean Barman, C. Fong Hsiung, Edwin Lee, Larry Wong, Joy Kogawa,… Continue reading Past Festivals