It was a very busy weekend for the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (ACWW). On Friday August 23, 2013, Pandora's Collective
announced the recipients of the Pandora's Literary Awards for 2013. This year's, ACWW was one of the awards winners, and was honoured at a special gala held on Friday, August 23th at CBC Studio 700. ACWW directors and members enjoyed a beautiful night hosted by Sean Cranbury and featured musical performances by M’Girl. Author Evelyn Lau presented the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop, publishers of Ricepaper Magazine
with the Our Magazine Award, which goes to the magazine publisher who continues to support novice and established writers alike.
On August 24, 2013, at the Summer Dreams Literary Festival
President Todd Wong
moderated a panel discussion featuring authors Kevin Chong, Russell Wallace, Kyla Bourgh and UBC professor Glenn Deer.
on "Putting the Canadian into Ethnic-Hyphenated poetry and literature." The topic focused on hypenated-Canadianism at the intersection of power politics of oppression, cultural fusion cuisine, and inter-racial sex.