Six authors will be attending LiterASIAN 2019. An eclectic blend of emerging and established writers, each individual brings their own style and voice to speak to the theme of Genesis: Writing Art into Life.
Your book speaks to the Vietnamese diaspora. Even the title is taken from the name of the walled palace of Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty. How did you trace the experiences, the insight, and the memories of your characters back to your own roots to the diaspora growing up in Canada? I share the roots of my… Continue reading Philip Huynh
Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian author C. E. Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire and Motifs & Repetitions, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. Recent work includes his play for young audiences, People Like Vince, which was… Continue reading C.E. Gatchalian
Sally Ito is a poet and fiction writer. She was born in Taber, Alberta, and currently lives in Winnipeg. She has published three books of poetry, Frogs in the Rain Barrel, A Season of Mercy, and Alert to Glory, as well as a collection of short stories called Floating Shore. Ito has also studied in… Continue reading Sally Ito
May Q. Wong was born to Chinese immigrants and raised in Montreal along “the Main,” a major boulevard that connects Canada’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Educated at McGill University and the University of Victoria, she spent her career in the British Columbia Public Service working toward improving the lives of those in need. Since retiring in… Continue reading May Q. Wong
Fred Wah was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and grew up in the West Kootenays in British Columbia. He has written more than a dozen books of poetry, and has received major literary awards including the Governor General’s award for Waiting for Saskatchewan, Alberta’s Stephanson Award for So Far, and the Dorothy Livesay prize for… Continue reading Fred Wah
Rita Wong is the author of four books of poetry: undercurrent (Nightwood 2015), sybil unrest (co-written with Larissa Lai, (Line Books 2008), forage (Nightwood 2007), and monkeypuzzle (Press Gang 1998). She was the first winner of the Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award, for monkeypuzzle. Building from her doctoral dissertation which examined labour in Asian North… Continue reading Rita Wong