Watch Four Exclusive Scenes from "Scholar Dong and Madam Li”

Watch Four Exclusive Scenes from “Scholar Dong and Madam Li”

Scholar Dong and Madam Li Written by Wang Renjie Performed by Fujian Province Liyuan Experimental Theatre   The story of Scholar Dong and Madam Li is a tale of passion, lust, purity, tragedy, and humour. When the educated scholar was appointed to watch over Madam Li, he knew the task would...
Ricepaper Magazine Issue 19.2

Ricepaper Magazine Issue 19.2

As the leaves fall from the trees and sweaters return to the clothing repertoire, Ricepaper Magazine 19.2 issue presents a collection of work that ignites the transitional prospect. From the memories of what we were to the anticipation of what we’ll become, 19.2 issue features works from emerging writers and...
An Exclusive Interview with Doretta Lau, Nancy Lee, Kevin Chong, and Tom Cho

An Exclusive Interview with Doretta Lau, Nancy Lee, Kevin Chong, and Tom Cho

  True or False: 1) Doretta Lau used to volunteer with Ricepaper Magazine. 2) Nancy Lee spent four months in France as a writer-in-residence. 3) Kevin Chong has a great attention span. 4) Tom Cho’s favourite movie is Dirty Dancing.  Curious to know the answers? Find out in the latest interview with...
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Elaine Woo "Cycling with the Dragon” Book Launch and Readings

Elaine Woo “Cycling with the Dragon” Book Launch and Readings

Join us at the book launch of Cycling with the Dragon, Elaine Woo’s new book of poems. Hosted by Ariadne Sawyer and Grace Woo, the book launch will feature Wanda John-Kehewin, Yilin Wang and Jonina Kirton as readers.

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Ricepaper Second Serving: Larissa Lai, writer


For two decades, Ricepaper Magazine published profiles, Q&A, and interviews from some of the most prominent artists, scribes, and influencers in the Asian Canadian community. The Ricepaper Second Serving series offer readers a chance to look back at our history more »

Founder of Ricepaper Magazine Speaks at literASIAN Writers' Festival 2014

Founder of Ricepaper Magazine Speaks at literASIAN Writers’ Festival 2014

The second annual literASIAN: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing was successfully held on October 9-12 in Vancouver and Richmond. ACWW and the Canadian literary community was proud to invite 13 featured writers to perform readings, conduct seminars … more »

TIFF Dispatch: Albert Shin’s In Her Place


On a rural South Korean farmstead, a married middle-aged couple arrive at the home of a single mother (Kil Hae-yeon) and her pregnant teenage daughter (Ahn Ji-hye). The parties have struck a deal. The couple will adopt the girl’s child … more »

TIFF Dispatch: Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza

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Notwithstanding writer-director Ken Kwek’s claim that social commentary isn’t a card he is playing, his debut feature—an uneven but respectable effort—will nevertheless attract filmgoers attuned to Singapore’s cultural life and current affairs simply because it invokes the tense relationship between … more...

TIFF Dispatch: The 39th Toronto International Film Festival underway


Toronto’s 39th edition runs 4-14 September 2014 and packs about 400 feature films and short films from 79 countries across 16 programs. East Asian content dominates the festival’s Asian selection overall, with an average of ten films each from Greater … more »

Ricepaper at Powell Street Festival!

Ricepaper at Powell Street Festival!

Come hang out with us at the Ricepaper booth this weekend Aug 2-3 at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. The festival has moved to 500 Alexander Block! We have a booth where you can buy some awesome subscriptions, magazines more »

PechaKucha 20 x 20 featuring Ricepaper’s own KRISTIN CHEUNG


Richmond hosted its 7th PechaKucha 20 X 20 Night on July 16th at the Richmond Cultural Centre with the theme of exploring the relationship between technology and the human experience.

The night’s opening presentation was by Kristin Cheung, Gateway Theatre’s … more »

Harold “John Cho" Escapes From Cinematic Barriers

Harold “John Cho” Escapes From Cinematic Barriers

Asian actors in Hollywood are often marginalized—appearing on screen as the nerdy sidekick, the straight lace academic, or the unappealing best friend. When they are casted as leads, they are commonly playing goofy-ball characters (Ken Jeong) or action heroes (Jackie … more »

Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction Issue (19.4-Winter 2014)

Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction Issue (19.4-Winter 2014)

Deadline extended to August 29, 2014

We are searching for submissions for a “Special Speculative Fiction issue”, to be published circa December 2014.
Derwin Mak (co-editor, The Dragon and the Stars) and JF Garrard (author, The Undead Sorceress) will be … more »