Developing a Creative Ritual That Promotes Healing

A writers’ workshop to help figure out what kind of writing routine works best for you with writer-in-residence Doretta Lau.

When: Sunday, September 22, 11am to 1pm

Doretta Lau is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Nightwood Editions, 2014). The book was shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. In 2013, she was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She has written on arts and culture for Artforum InternationalSouth China Morning PostThe Wall Street Journal AsiaArtReview, and LEAP. She completed an MFA in Writing at Columbia University.

Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Day One, EventGrain MagazinePrairie FirePRISM InternationalRicepaperRoom Magazine, sub-TERRAIN, and Zen Monster. She is longlisted for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize for At Core We Think They Will Kill Us. While in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September and October 2019, she is writing a comic novel called We Are Underlings about a dysfunctional workplace and a collection of poetry about grief.