QueerAsian 6 Writing Circle

The Historic Joy Kogawa House welcomes author Emi Sasagawa as the lead facilitator of QueerAsian 6. The in-person writing circle offers a space for 2SLGBTQIA Asian writers and creatives to develop new work for performance or publication. The six sessions include a reading and participants will receive an honorarium of $150 when they complete all six sessions.


  • Wed, Oct 4, 25
  • Wed, Nov 1, 15, 29
  • Wed, Dec 6 (reading)
Apply by Wed Sept 27, 2023. 11:59PM PST
Please email info@kogawahouse.com for more information and to apply. (Eventbrite.)

Photo by Valeria de la Vega

About Emi Sasagawa

Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and writing on the traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Selilwitulh Nations.

Her debut novel Atomweight, by Tidewater Press, tells the story of Aki, a good girl, good student, good daughter from a loving but demanding multiracial family, who, after being triggered by a violent incident, begins picking fights with random strangers. This is a story about mixedness, queerness and power—about reflecting on oppression and privilege, and the ways we take up space in the world.

She is a former fellow of the News21 Fellowship, by Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism, and the International Reporting Program Fellowship by the Global Reporting Centre. She’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Rafe Mair Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Canadian Online Publishing Award. Her journalistic writing has been published in local, national and international newspapers, from small publications like The Tyee to large and far-reaching media organizations like The Washington Post.

Online event this Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 to 6:00pm

Joy Kogawa House and Asian Canadian Writers Workshop present Chris from The Idea Shop, a publicist and marketeer with decades of experience with books and authors in Canada.

Moderated by award-winning author Wayne Ng, current writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House.

Chris will offer:

  • simple strategies authors can do themselves to promote and market their work
  • tips on working with and without a publicist

This hour-long masterclass will be presented online.

Sign up on Eventbrite.