The Summer Issue 19.1 Is Here!

The Summer Issue 19.1 Is Here!

The sun is out and it’s time to hit the beach! What better companion than a nice cool issue of Ricepaper? 19.1 features an exclusive interview with Olivia Chow and fresh new content from Philip Huynh, Lydia Kwa, Ronaldo Acuna, Changming Yuan, Anna Yin, Emily Chou, Katherine Luo, Aaron Chan, Sherry...
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REED: the life and works of Roy Kiyooka – film screening on Fri. May 2

Roy Kiyooka, REED, the life and works

“He was like a reed of some kind, a musical instrument or a plant, you know, it’s the same kind of wavering and receptive to every nuance in you,” writer Michael Ondaatje.

The twentieth anniversary of the death of the …...

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 … more »

Tom Cho’s short story “Learning English” (excerpt)

Look Who's Morphing Now, Tom Cho

When I first arrived in Australia, I did not know a word of English. I began English lessons through a migrant settlement program soon after I arrived, but I found it all very difficult. Yet things did improve a little …...

Terry Chen, TV and film actor, profile (2007)

Terry Chen, Ray Shum, Tempest Photo

by Annabelle Lucero
Published in Ricepaper 12.3 (2007)

Terry Chen was a rebellious thirteen-year-old prairie boy who hung around 7-Eleven parking lots while school was in session. The once truant student is now an avid acting student who gladly recites...

Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

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

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: dialogic sessions with Norman Cornett

Reading Madeleine Thien: dialogic sessions with Norman Cornett

 

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 led three dialogic sessions on writer Madeleine … more »

Doretta Lau’s book How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

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 »

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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...