Spring 2014 (18.4) issue

Spring 2014 (18.4) issue

Our new issue is out, featuring works by Fred Wah, Yasuko Thanh, Ann Marie Fleming, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Tom Cho, Janice Luo, Amy Matthewson, Corinna Chong, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, Sarah Wai Yee Ling and Radha Smith.

With book reviews of … more »

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Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

What is slam poetry and why is spoken word important to our own social understanding? 

janice lee

Ricepaper Magazine sits down with Asian-Canadian poet, song writer and community organizer, Janice Lee at a house show in Vancouver. The Kitchener-Waterloo native discusses the … more »

Reading Madeleine Thien: 3 dialogic sessions with Norman Cornett on April 22 – 24

Norman Cornett, Madeleine Thien

Norman Cornett’s “dialogic” style of teaching made him the subject the NFB documentary Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’ (trailer).

He will lead three dialogic sessions on writer Madeleine … more...

Doretta Lau’s How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? book launch on Wed. April 23

Doretta Lau, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Why is Doretta Lau holding her new book in front of Subeez Cafe? Because it’s one of the many Vancouver locations in her short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the...

Doretta Lau’s short story “Days of Being Wild” (excerpt)

How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, Doretta LauThat fall in New York, most of my thoughts had to do with pain or grief. I was not suicidal. Rather, my grandmother had died a few months earlier and I was slowly recovering from...

M’goi/Doh Jeh exhibit at Centre A: April 24 to June 14

linguistic tantrums, M'goi/Doh Jeh

There are two ways to say “thank you” in Cantonese Chinese: “M’goi” and “Doh jeh.” Which you use depends on context. Context is what the upcoming Centre A exhibit is about: M’goi/Do Jeh: Sites, Rites and Gratitude.

Part of … more »


Win tickets to see Wondrous Tales of Old Japan

Wondrous Tales of Old Japan

Enter to win four tickets to see the show Wondrous Tales of Old Japan by Carousel Theatre for Young People on April 5, the opening night, at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver, B.C.) at...

Doretta Lau at Vancouver Writers Fest event Incite

Doretta Lau

On April 2, Doretta Lau will be taking part in Incite: an exploration of books and ideas, presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.

The twice-monthly series of free readings, interviews and discussions … more...

Ga Ting: Playwright Minh Ly and artistic producer Chris Gatchalian chat online

Minh Ly

Ga Ting, a new play by Minh Ly about a Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son over dinner with his Caucasian boyfriend, runs from March 22 to 30 at the Richmond Cultural Centre more »

Roy Kiyooka: a commemorative exhibit

Original Roy Kiyooka chapbooks and other archival material will be showcased at the University of British Columbia Rare Books & Special Collections on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Kiyooka’s works have enduring influence on the … more »

Olivia Chow exclusive interview in Ricepaper 19.1 (upcoming)



“Find which level of government is responsible… and get engaged in it and become a change agent. And you never know, you might even get elected.” -Olivia Chow 

Olivia Chow announced Thursday that she is officially launching her campaign … more »

Assaulted Fish challenges your funny bone



Celebrated Vancouver sketch comedy group Assaulted Fish is taking part in a Philosophers’ Jam this Thursday at Langara College.

Humour can be a way to address sensitive or controversial issues, but it is also subjective. Are some topics … more »

Laiwan’s Fountain is at the CBC and online


Fountain: the source or origin of anything is a public art project that explores the metaphor of water, and expressions of fluidity, in our city’s built environment over the past century.

Part of it is a large printed work mounted … more »