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...
Call for Submissions: Activism Issue (19.3 - Fall 2014)

Call for Submissions: Activism Issue (19.3 – Fall 2014)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 11, 2014 Get up! Stand up! And submit your hard-hitting, thought-provoking, idealistic pieces to Ricepaper Magazine for our ACTIVISM 19.3 ISSUE! Our upcoming issue will explore topics that  inspire us, rile us, and launch us into action; pieces can be influenced by the actions of others or can stem from...
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...
Tom Cho's "Look Who's Morphing": Canada 2014 tour launch and exclusive RP interview

Tom Cho’s “Look Who’s Morphing”: Canada 2014 tour launch and exclusive RP interview

  Tom Cho is a tease. He teases. (I tease.) Yes, that’s him on the cover of his debut short story collection, Look Who’s Morphing. Is that his real hair? What’s that mark on his face? Is that a scar? Watch my edited interview below to find out… Cho called...
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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Indian Summer Festival 2014

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The Fourth Annual Indian Summer Festival kicked off with a bang at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden last Thursday.  Organized by Indian Summer Arts Society (ISAS), a Vancouver-based not-for-profit secular arts organization dedicated to promoting, showcasing … more »

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Fact or Friction: Should writers stay within their cultural know-how when it comes to fiction?

Fact or Friction: Should writers stay within their cultural know-how when it comes to fiction?

Fiction writers face many challenges: plots, settings, and lack of coffee. But one specific writing quandary has been puzzling established and emerging writers alike, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy “brew” button to solve it: what is the … more »