About this event
Hosted by Vancouver's Sixth Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam, eight talented youth, emerging and established poets will read their award-winning poems about the historic Strathcona neighbourhood. Expect to hear a few poems set in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden!
Entrance will be located on Carrall St and access to this event is free.
Adrian Yue (he/him) is a second-generation poet, painter, and creative who was born and raised in Vancouver. His work details themes of loss, connection, and time. Through writing, he is able to transform his thoughts into tangible pieces of prose or poetry. When not writing, he enjoys gardening and music.
Angela May is a mixed Japanese Canadian writer, artist, and activist based in Vancouver, BC. She is also a PhD Student in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Her creative and community writing has been published in emerge20, The Bulletin/Geppo, Nikkei Images, The Volcano, and other forums.
Crystal Peng lives in Vancouver, BC. She edits for the Flat Ink and reads EX/POST. When not writing, she spends her time propagating succulents, listening to the Goldberg Variations, or in a wikipedia rabbithole about oysters.
Donna Seto is a writer, academic, and artist from Vancouver, BC. Her work has been published in The New Quarterly, Ricepaper Magazine, and academic journals. Donna is working on her first novel, a collection of short stories, and an illustrated book on Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Kelsey Andrews grew up in the country near Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta, then moved to Vancouver, and lives now in Saanichton, Vancouver Island, on WSANEC territory. Her first book of poetry, Big Sky Falling, came out in November of 2021 with Ronsdale Press.
Isabel Hernandez-Cheng is an eighth grade student attending York House School in Vancouver. She enjoys studying social studies and English language arts. She took inspiration for this poem from a recent visit to several exhibitions about Chinese history in Chinatown.
Sharon Pan is a grade 7 student who like cats, writing, and eclairs.
Vivian Li (she/her) is a writer, editor, and musician who enjoys exploring various artistic disciplines. Her creative works are published in The Fiddlehead, CV2, and Vallum, among others. A MFA candidate at UBC, she currently edits for PRISM international, and can be reached on Twitter @eliktherain.