In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in April 2023
Effie Pow (she/they) is a writer/editor and cultural connector who lives and works in Vancouver on the unceded traditional Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Effie Pow was writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House in April 2023 and presented Transforming Trauma through Words and Music, featuring readings and experimental music by local writers and performers inspired by family, identity, and immigrant experiences.
Effie is interested in interdisciplinary arts and storytelling and supported the spring queer Asian writing circle at the Joy Kogawa House, as well as collaborated with Theatre as a Second Language to produce a storytelling workshop and performance.
Latest Blog Postings by Effie Pow
Discover beauty and transformation in grief poetry, explore identity and home through poetry, music, and photography, and celebrate a memoir launch with us this November.
Transforming Trauma mail art submissions were received between April and May 2023. The
writer-in-residence project explored themes of family, identity, immigrant experiences, healing,
Guest Post by Effie Pow Leading up to my residency at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, I was inspired by the song You’re Not Alone and the creative journey of Allison Russell. These words shine a light for anyone who finds themselves in darkness. Hey, my little evening...
Resident writer Effie Pow presents Transforming Trauma through Words and Music, a showcase of readings and experimental music by local writers and performers inspired by family, identity, and immigrant experiences. With readings by Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho and Jonathan Poh. Jerry Moon will speak about his experimental music composition.