Consultation and Protocol: Writing About Others

We’re all encouraged to “write about what we know” – and we’re also encouraged, as writers, to stretch and engage our imaginations.

So what happens when the desire hits us to write about a community that we are not personally a part of, or about an experience that we haven’t personally gone through? Should we simply abandon the project, or is there a middle ground wherein we can exercise our right to free expression while following protocols of respect and deference?

Current Kogawa House writer-in-residence C.E. (Chris) Gatchalian will lead discussions on these questions in two one-hour workshops. The first workshop will be a discussion led by Chris on the above issues; in the second workshop, participants will be free to share and receive feedback on works-in-progress, if they choose.

Sunday, March 18, 1:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 1:00pm

Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver

$15 for both workshops


Co-presented with ACWW (Asian Canadian Writers Workshop)