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.
It may be rainy and windy outside this weekend, but we’ve got two events to keep you warm and dry!
Poetry Night, tonight, Friday, Jan 24, 7:30 to 9:30
Novel Afternoon, Sunday, Jan 26, 2:00 to 4:00
Our storytelling circles this Saturday afternoon will feature three published authors: Joy Kogawa (from Ontario), Victoria Kuttainen (from Australia), and May Q. Wong (from Victoria).
An Evening with Monia Mazigh and Barâa Arar
“Being a person of colour, being a Muslim woman who wears the hijab, or being anyone who identifies publicly with a minority group, that identity becomes politicized by others whether you like it or not.”—Barâa Arar