March 8, 2020

For Immediate Release – LiterASIAN Festival 2020: Celebrating Asian Canadian Writing




Vancouver, BC – As part of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) and Ricepaper Magazine, LiterASIAN: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing will take place on Saturday May 9, 2020 and Monday, May 11, 2020. LiterASIAN is a spotlight on Asian Canadian literature, history, and culture. This year’s festival theme - Postcards: from the In-Between - invites everyone to think about merging cultures with established and emerging voices from Vancouver – the in-between.

“For the past three decades ACWW has helped writers get published, this is the only festival in Canada that highlights how the Pan-Asian literary voice has added to Canadian literary culture, ” says Allan Cho, festival director. “This is more than just a literary event, this is a celebration that brings together Asian Canadian authors from a range of genres like fiction, autobiography, theatre, and poetry to enjoy and share their ideas and stories that challenges our perception and realities of writing and publishing.”

LiterASIAN: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing will take place at Historic Joy Kogawa House and Vancouver Public Library – Central Library. The festival will include an opening event workshop at Historic Joy Kogawa House and a panel discussion at Vancouver Public Library.

Featured authors at the festival will be award-winning Anosh Irani, Carlo Javier, Fiona Lam, Kawika Guillermo, Kevin Kapenda, and Rachel D’Sa.

Attendees can claim a ticket to the opening event workshop at Historic Joy Kogawa House and/or the panel discussion at Vancouver Public Library.

Program schedule and tickets are available online at http://literasian.com

For interviews and photos, please contact info@literasian.com

With much gratitude, we acknowledge that our festival will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples