Portrait of C.E. Gatchalian

Past Writer-in-Residence:
C.E. Gatchalian

Born, raised and based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh, C.E. Gatchalian is a queer Filipinx-Canadian author. The author of six books and co-editor of two anthologies, he is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Awards for his work as a theatre artist and producer. In 2013 he received the Dayne Ogilvie Prize in 2013, awarded annually by The Writers’ Trust of Canada to an outstanding emerging LGBTQI+ writer. Formerly Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company, Vancouver’s professional queer theatre company, his plays have been produced locally, nationally and internationally. His memoir, Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty and the Making of a Brown Queer Man, was published this year by Arsenal Pulp Press. He teaches Playwriting at the University of British Columbia.

For the month of February he was the Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House where he was working on several projects, including a play, a novel and a book of poetry.

Past Writer-in-Residence:
C.E. Gatchalian

Portrait of C.E. Gatchalian

Born, raised and based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh, C.E. Gatchalian is a queer Filipinx-Canadian author. The author of six books and co-editor of two anthologies, he is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Awards for his work as a theatre artist and producer. In 2013 he received the Dayne Ogilvie Prize in 2013, awarded annually by The Writers’ Trust of Canada to an outstanding emerging LGBTQI+ writer. Formerly Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company, Vancouver’s professional queer theatre company, his plays have been produced locally, nationally and internationally. His memoir, Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty and the Making of a Brown Queer Man, was published this year by Arsenal Pulp Press. He teaches Playwriting at the University of British Columbia.

For the month of February he was the Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House where he was working on several projects, including a play, a novel and a book of poetry.

Latest Blog Postings by C.E. Gatchalian

Continuing the conversation…

Continuing the conversation…

Consultation and Protocol: Writing About Others We're all encouraged to "write about what we know" - and we're also encouraged, as writers, to stretch and engage our imaginations. So what happens when the desire hits us to write about a community that we are not...

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Deeper and Higher

Deeper and Higher

Exploring Identity and Transcendence with C. E. Gatchalian Creating literary works about identity - whether it be racial, cultural, sexual, gender, ability, etc. or any combination of the above - can be challenging. Is one writing for a general audience, or a...

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