Author Julia Lin will be reading her book Miah this weekend on May 5th at Taiwanese Cultural Centre, as well as on May 18th at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Miah, Taiwanese for “fate”, is a collection of linked short stories set in Taiwan and Vancouver. Spanning the twentieth century (from Japanese-occupied Taiwan to present-day Canada), many of the stories focus on the Huang family as they struggle with their respective fates under the forces of history. The remainder of the stories explore the complexities of living in modern Canadian society from the points of view of both immigrants and non-immigrants, all of them tied to the Huang family in one way or another.
Julia Lin was born in Taiwan and lived there until she was nine, with a year-long stay in Vietnam, before her family immigrated to Canada. Since then, Julia has lived in Vancouver and its environs, Toronto, and northern British Columbia. Her writing mentor, M.G. Vassanji, encouraged her to complete the short story collection, Miah, after she submitted the first stories in the 2009 Humber Creative Writing Program. Julia Lin lives in Vancouver.
More details on both of the reading events:
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2 PM to 4 PM
Taiwanese Cultural Centre
8853 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4J6
In English and Chinese.
(sponsored by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society, (604) 267-0901)
Sunday, May 18, 2013, 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2
In English only.
Please enter the Hall of a Hundred Rivers via the Carrall Street entrance.
(Part of Asian Heritage Month, (604) 662 3207, free admission to the reading does not include Garden tour)
Hope to see you all there!