“Now Tell Me”: On the Crafting of Words and Narratives

May 6th, 1.00pm – 2.30pm (PST)

Register for “Now Tell Me”: On the Crafting of Words and Narratives here.

This panel shares personal experiences of authors who have not only continued given voice to historically marginalized and underrepresented communities but also overcame the fear and hesitation that is required to become a published author. In resisting easy tropes of stereotyping their intersectional identities, these writers in their own ways declare their wills to be free through their writing. This panel explores the perspective of the Asian North American literary tradition on the craft of writing and storytelling and the unique voice these writers bring to the page. Moderated by Julia Lin (author of Miah and Shadows of the Crimson Sun), the panel is followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This event is part of the LiterASIAN 2023 festival. LiterASIAN is the annual destination for emerging and established writers, academics, instructors, students, editors, booksellers and publishers. Over the past decade, LiterASIAN festival has included thousands of attendees, numerous events and bookfairs, and numerous literary conversation and celebration.


Candie Tanaka

Simon Johnston

Emi Sasagawa

David Mura

Jack Wang

Moderated by:

Julia Lin

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