September 28, 2015

Announcing 2015 LiterASIAN Schedule

Thursday October 8, 2015

6:00PM-7:30PM Book Launch of Shirley Camia’s The Significance of Moths [Link]

Friday October 9, 2015

1:00PM-2:30PM The Dreaded Query Letter with Christina Park [Link]

2:30PM-4:00PMA Publishing Career: Breaking In and Staying In with Holman Wang [Link]

6:00PM-9:00PM Opening Gala at Jade Dynasty Restaurant [Link]

Saturday October 10, 2015

10:00AM-11:30AM Write What You Know Even in a Fantasy World with Derwin Mak [Link]

12:00PM-1:30PMTake Control of Your Writing and Self Publish in Canada! with JF Garrard [Link]

2:00PM-3:00PMThe Making of a Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology with Derwin Mak and Eric Choi [Link]

2:00PM-3:30PMThe Art of Combining Research into your Writing Practice with Shirley Camia [Link]

3:30PM-5:00PMThe Art and Craft of Science & Speculative Fiction with Industry Experts [Link]

4:00PM-5:30PMOn Scientific Literacy, Unicorns, and Whether Good Science Fiction can Influence Good Science Policy with David Ng [Link]

Sunday October 11, 2015
10:00AM-11:30AM Putting the Science in Science Fiction with Eric Choi [Link]

12:00PM-1:30PMA Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside A Story with Tony Pi [Link]

2:00PM-3:30PMWrite What You Know Even in a Fantasy World with Wesley Lowe [Link]

10:00AM-4:00PMAuthor readings and book signings [Link]

12:00PM-4:00PM3rd annual Asian Canadian book fair [Link]

September 24, 2015

Writing from life with Ricepaper magazine at the Vancouver Writers Festival!

Join us as Ricepaper will be at the annual Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Come hang out with us at our booth and meet our staff and volunteers and join our Editor, Anna Ling Kaye as she hosts a panel with a few of our favourite Asian Canadian writers.

Writing from life with Ricepaper magazine

Many of Canada’s most respected Asian writers first published in Ricepaper magazine, which celebrates its 20th anniversary. Join us with emerging and established contributors: Fred Wah, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Leanne Dunic in discussion with Ricepaper Editor, Anna Ling Kaye about writing from their life experiences, how Ricepaper magazine has played a role in their career and what inspires them as writers in today’s literary landscapes.

Magazine Words at Homer Street
Sunday September 27 @ 2:10 pm

September 3, 2015

AlliterAsian: Celebrating 20 Years of Ricepaper Magazine launches at the Vancouver Writers' Fest

AlliterAsian: Celebrating 20 Years of Ricepaper Magazine will be launching at The Vancouver Writers' Fest on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm at Studio 1398.

Many of today’s acclaimed Asian Canadian writers first appeared in the pages of Ricepaper magazine, which celebrates 20 years of publication this year. In a climate that sees many literary magazines foundering, it’s a happy occasion to pay homage to one that has nurtured so many important voices over the years and continues to thrive. To mark this occasion, Arsenal Pulp Press has released AlliterAsian, a celebratory anthology filled with exclusive interviews, writing and excerpts of works-in-progress. Join established and emerging contributors Ann Marie Fleming, Evelyn Lau, Yasuko Thanh, Fred Wahand Rita Wong (hosted by CBC's Margaret Gallagher) for readings and a lively discussion about Ricepaper’s place, what it’s meant for their careers and what it means for the next generation of Asian Canadian writers.

$17 / $8.50 for student groups (Member Exclusive - Online Earlybird Tickets)

AlliterAsian: anthology of Asian Canadian literature to celebrate 20 years of Ricepaper

Published by Arsenal Press, AlliterAsian is a wide-ranging anthology of Asian Canadian literature to celebrate 20 years of Ricepaper.

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Ricepaper magazine, a pioneering periodical devoted to Asian-Canadian writing. Over the years, Ricepaper's focus has shifted from predominantly arts and culture reporting to the publication of original literature; as such, it has both witnessed and cultivated the maturation of an Asian-Canadian literary tradition; indeed, many of today's most acclaimed Asian-Canadian writers were first published in the pages of Ricepaper.

This celebratory anthology features exclusive interviews first published in Ricepaperwith David Suzuki, Tobias Wong, Ruth Ozeki, Evelyn Lau, Denise Chong, and Madeleine Thien. In addition, exciting voices in Canadian literature are represented by Kim Fu, Doretta Lau, Corinna Chong, Terry Watada, Derwin Mak, Eric Choi, and C.E. Gatchalian. Established and emerging poets such as Fred Wah, Evelyn Lau, Rita Wong, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Michael Prior also grace the anthology with their work. Finally, three award-winning authors have given permission for excerpts of their works-in-progress to be included: Joy Kogawa (Gently to Nagasaki, a new memoir about Japanese atrocities during World War II), Yasuko Thanh ("Lucky in Saigon," a novel soon to be published as Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains), and SKY Lee (Progress in Process).

AlliterAsian is an intriguing and multi-faceted record of Asian-Canadian writing that pays homage to the legacy of Ricepaper and its contribution to the evolving and increasingly diverse landscape of Canadian literature.