Attention: Deadline Extended to noon, Friday, July 9th.
First session will begin on Wednesday, July 14,
Join Joy Kogawa House for a summer series of 6 writing workshops for LGBTQIA+ Asian writers (at any level of experience) aimed at exploring the complexity of issues arising throughout the pandemic including (but not limited to) isolation, grief and resilience, anti-Asian racism, anti-Black racism, Indigenous rights, Palestinian rights in the Middle East crisis, colonization and white supremacy. Pride, body-positivity, and sex-positivity will also figure prominently in the workshops.
Led by queer Filipinx author C.E. Gatchalian and co-facilitated by writer Terence Lowe, these workshops offer a brave space for people of Asian descent who identify as LGBTQ2I+ to develop their writing skills while exploring multiple literary genres that hold space for complex feelings, dialogue, and reflection.
- Jul 7, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – Ty Sloane, Two-Spirit Non-Binary Mixed Race (Anishinaabe / Chinese / Greek / Irish) multi-disciplinary theatre/performance artist
- Jul 14, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – C.E. Gatchalian, queer Filipinx diasporic author who writes drama, non-fiction, fiction and poetry
- Jul 21, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – Richard Fung, video artist, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
- Jul 28, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – Larissa Lai, novelist
- Aug 4, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – Cicely Belle Blain, poet and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver
- Aug 11, 5-7pm PST / 8-10pm EST – Diamond Yao, Kevin Ah-Sen, and Serene Mitchell, editors of Sticky Rice, vol. 2: The Queer Edition