Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in February 2020
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
QueerAsian 4: Memoir Writing Workshops offer a brave space for people of Asian descent who identify as 2SLGBTQ2I+ to develop their writing skills.
QueerAsian 3: Memoir Writing Workshops What: QueerAsian 3: Memoir Writing WorkshopsWhere: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, VancouverWhen: Saturday, February 12, 19, and 26, 11am to 1pmCost: Free to successful applicants Join Historic Joy Kogawa House...
Join us on Thursday, November 4, 2021, for an evening of writing and creative performance emerging from a series of summer workshops for LGBTQI+ Asian writers.
Join us Saturday, August 28, for an evening of new literary work from playwrights Marcus Youssef, C. E. Gatchalian, and Makram Ayache.
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.
Historic Joy Kogawa House will be hosting QueerAsian, a series of writing and creation workshops for LGBTQI+ Asians, focused on anti-Asian racism during the pandemic. Led by queer Asian/Filipinx author C.E. Gatchalian, these workshops offer a safe space for people of...