2019 Events Schedule

This year’s theme is Genesis: Writing Life Into Art. We have an incredible line up of authors with a full schedule of events, workshops, and panels happening all throughout Vancouver’s historic Chinatown located on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish people.

Purchase a $25 Festival Pass on this Eventbrite page for access to the entire festival. The Festival Pass includes admission to the Opening Reception, all workshops, book talks, and panels. If you’d like to purchase tickets to individual events instead ($10 for workshops and closing event), 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 2019!


Friday Sept 27
Location: Chinatown House (188 E Pender Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1T3)

6.00-9.00 PM: Panel presentation “The Writing of Asian Canadian” featuring LiterASIAN authors C.E. Gatchalian, Philip Huynh, Sally Ito, Fred Wah, May Q. Wong, Rita Wong – followed by reception catered by Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House + cake cutting

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