LiterASIAN 2017

From September 21 to 24, LiterASIAN 2017 highlights Asian-Canadian literature, history and culture. Centred around the theme of "Storytelling and the Art of the Novel," this year's festival will feature award-winning authors Leslie Shimotakahara, Terry Watada, Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell, Leanne Dunic, Julia Lin, Jen Sookfong Lee, and Catherine Hernandez, who will all hold book launches on September 21 and 23 at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (350 West Georgia Street.)

Other attractions at LiterASIAN 2017 include a reception at Thai Town Restaurant (88 W Pender Street) on September 22, as well as a panel discussion and workshops at the UBC Learning Exchange (612 Main Street) on September 23 and 24 (respectively.)

The reception will feature the winner of the Jim-Wong Chu Emerging Writers Award, and is also the launch event for Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology, a wide-ranging collection of Asian literature to celebrate the best writing acquired by Ricepaper during its first year as a strictly digital publication.

Launched in 2013, LiterASIAN is an annual festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing and a community-building initiative of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW). The first of its kind within Canada, the festival’s purpose is to promote and celebrate the works of Asian Canadian writers and artists through author readings, panel discussions, and workshop events. Ricepaper is the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop's journal of contemporary Asian Canadian literature, culture and art, published since 1994.

For more info on the LiterASIAN festival and to buy passes to the reception, workshops and panel discussion, visit!

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: cjsfpr