Portrait of Doretta Lau
Photo by Ming Kai Leung

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Doretta Lau

Doretta Lau is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She is longlisted for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize for At Core We Think They Will Kill Us.

While in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September and October 2019, she was writing a comic novel called We Are Underlings about a dysfunctional workplace and a collection of poetry about grief.

Website: www.dorettalau.com.
Goodreads: dorettalau.

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Doretta Lau

Portrait of Doretta Lau
Photo by Ming Kai Leung

Doretta Lau is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She is longlisted for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize for At Core We Think They Will Kill Us.

While in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September and October 2019, she was writing a comic novel called We Are Underlings about a dysfunctional workplace and a collection of poetry about grief.

Website: www.dorettalau.com.
Goodreads: dorettalau.

Latest Blog Postings by Doretta Lau

Breaks Are Part of the Writing Process

Breaks Are Part of the Writing Process

A Writing tip from Doretta Lau: Sometimes the writing flows. And other times, it’s a grind. One of the most things I’ve learned is that it is important to take breaks. Recharging is part of the writing process. The next time you’re feeling frustrated because the words...

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