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...

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.

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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...

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 »

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 »

Gung Haggis Fat Choy - March 16, 2014

Gung Haggis Fat Choy – March 16, 2014

17th annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner, celebrating the Year of the Horse

Victoria Poet Laureate Janet Rogers was a featured poet at the Gung Haggis dinner, and cohosts were siblings Margaret and Patrick Gallagher.… more »

Cedar and Bamboo: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Cedar and Bamboo: A Lunar New Year Celebration

cedar and bamboo posterThis Year of the Horse special event highlights culture sharing between the Chinese and the Aboriginal people. Join VPL for:

Documentary film screenings:

Cedar and Bamboo is a film that explores the rich cross-cultural relations between Chinese and Aboriginal people … more »

Vancouver Asian Film Festival - Ticket Giveway!

Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Ticket Giveway!

Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society, publisher of Ricepaper is proud to be a community partner at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. We’re currently giving away 2 FREE Tickets to Innocent Blood, the opening night film on Thursday Nov … more »

literAsian – A festival of Pacific Rim Canadian Writing

Countdown to the literASIAN: A Festival Featuring Asian Canadian authors

The Vancouver Asian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) is pleased to announce the countdown to its much anticipated inaugural celebration of Asian Canadian writing set for November 21 to 24, 2013 in … more »

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken: The “Best Of” Show

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken: The “Best Of” Show

The Butter Chicken gang is coming to Surrey!
If you like your comedy with a pinch of ethnic and a hefty dollop of Bollywood spice, you won’t want to miss I Can’t Believe It’s Not Chicken: The “Best Of” Showmore »