LiterASIAN 2022 Schedule

LiterASIAN Festival celebrates its special tenth anniversary festival, Finding Our Voices: Telling Our Stories, featuring authors and cultural activists from across North America.   These past two years have been challenging years fraught with anti-Asian sentiments and even violence. This year’s festival, “Finding Our Voices, Telling Our Stories” features a speaker line-up that includes panel discussions, writing workshops, literary book talks, manuscript development sessions, and ends with a film screening that showcases the artistic creations of the featured speakers. In finding our voices again, the festival counters the anti-Asian racism that has sought to silence the contributions and dignity of Asian Canadians. 

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May 7 2022

Identity to the Infinite Extreme: Asian Canadian Storytelling in 2022
May 7th, 3.00pm – 4.30pm (PST)
Jamie Liew, Cheuk Kwan, Wayne Ng
Location: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Finding Our Voices: Navigating as BIPOC artists in the literary and performing arts
May 7th, 6.00pm – 8.30pm (PST)
Raugi Yu, Leslie Lum, Grace Chin, Cheuk Kwan
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Ceremony – LiterASIAN 10th Anniversary Celebration and Cake Cutting
May 7th, 8.30pm – 9.00pm (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre

May 8 2022

Workshop with Wayne Ng
Writing From the Gut: Tapping into one’s core, the depths of epistolary and self-awareness writing
May 8th, 10.00am – 11.00am (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Boardroom

Workshop with Jamie Liew
Dandelions from the Roots of History: Infusing History into Fiction
May 8th, 11.00am – 12.00pm (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Boardroom

Workshop with Grace Chin
Differentiating Fiction for Print, Stage, and the Screen
May 8th, 1.00pm – 2.00pm (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Boardroom

Workshop with Leslie Lum
The Varying Differences of Writing for Print and Stage
May 8th, 2.00pm – 3.00pm (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Boardroom

Workshop with Raugi Yu
Performance as Writing – Finding Your Voice on the Stage for Readings
May 8th, 3.00pm – 4.00pm (PST)
Location: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Boardroom

May 15 2022

Asian Literature Circle Book Discussion
May 15th, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Location: Centre A – The Living Room (205 – 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver)


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