Join us on Dec 6 for a celebration of new writing from our QueerAsian circle, and on Dec 14 for an evening of storytelling and holiday cheer with Writer-in-Residence Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho.

Celebrate new writing created during our QueerAsian Fall 2023 writing circle at the Historic Joy Kogawa House

Wednesday, December 6 · 7 – 9pm PST
Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue Vancouver

Join us for an in-person event this Wednesday featuring writers:

  • Alger Liang:
    Alger Ji-Liang (he/him) is an emerging interdisciplinary artist, collaborator, curator, and arts worker based in Vancouver. As an emerging writer, his tender lens-based practice explores themes of grief, love, kinship, and documentation. Alger aims to create work that is not only personal but also communally accessible to a diverse audience.
  • Brook Xiang:
    Brook Xiang is a Han Chinese settler on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. He’s a multi-instrumentalist with many past lives. Lately, he’s been learning how to be a good guy.
  • Catherine Lewis:
    Catherine Lewis, a Chinese Canadian writer and poet, is a finalist for two Bisexual Book Awards with her debut chapbook Zipless (845 Press), now in its third printing. Longlisted for the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize and Surrey Muse’s 2022 Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction.
  • Emi Sasagawa:
    Emi Sasagawa, a settler, immigrant, and queer woman of colour, explores identity and belonging in her debut novel Atomweight (Tidewater Press). The work delves into themes of mixedness, queerness, oppression, and privilege, prompting reflection on our place in the world and the purpose of our existence.
  • Jason Born
  • Jin He
    Jin He, a Hakka Chinese from Guangzhou, resides on Coast Salish territories, working as an Intern Architect AIBC, educator, artist, poet, and homesteader. Committed to a holistic future, Jin explores intersections of land, language, environment, culture, food, body, and ecosystems.

All are welcome to this literary gathering!

Join Writer-in-Residence Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho and special guest JJ Lee for a festive evening on December 14:

Thursday, December 14 · 7 – 8:30pm PST
Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue Vancouver

  • Enjoy readings from Better Next Year, a fresh anthology of diverse Christmas stories.
  • Engage in a craft chat on crafting compelling short stories with anthology editor JJ Lee.
  • Participate in a community sharing circle while savoring tea and treats.

Limited spots available, so secure your admission early!

$25 (includes a copy of Better Next Year, admission, tea, and goodies).

Thank you

In the wake of Giving Tuesday 2023, we extend our sincere thanks for your generous donations. Your support has propelled us to a remarkable $9,373, including cash donations, bringing us close to our $10,000.00 goal.

Each contribution plays a crucial role in advancing our shared vision of giving writers a place to meet. We are grateful to have you as an essential part of our writing community.