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Although the Toronto International Film Festival is free to chart its Covid-19 protocols following Canada’s reopening, it has chosen to follow the lead of provincial and municipal health authorities, which have lifted all physical restrictions that were in place during … more »

As a magazine that has showcased Asian Canadian literature, culture, and the arts since 1994, Ricepaper has published a generation of new poetry, fiction, drama, graphic novels, translation, and almost every other kind of creative writing from across Canada.   It’s … more »

LiterASIAN 2021 took place from May 1-30, 2021 virtually. The 2021 festival GlobalAsian: from Grassroots to Globalization featured authors and cultural activists from not only Canada, but across the Asian diaspora.

As “Asian” cannot easily be defined within geographical borders more »

LiterASIAN 2020 took place from August 15-30, 2020 virtually. The theme of the year’s festival reflects the need to be -­‐ Quiet No More -­‐ at a time when the easiest thing to do would be to remain silent as … more »

LiterASIAN 2019 took place from September 27-28, 2019 in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The year’s theme, Genesis: Writing Life Into Art, invited guests to think about the various origins of creative and cultural inspiration.

The festival welcomed an incredible … more »

LiterASIAN 2018 took place from September 21-23, 2018 in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The year’s theme, Journey to the West: Writing Across the Pacific, welcomed an incredible line-up of eleven authors showcasing the breadth and depth of Asian Canadian … more »


Join the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop at Western Canada’s largest free literary festival – Word Vancouver. This year’s festival features several exciting virtual events and exhibitors, taking place throughout the month of September.

The Canadian literary scene, once said to more »


Flashback: LiterASIAN 2017 

The fourth annual LiterASIAN Festival took place from September 21st – 24th 2017. Centered around the theme of “Storytelling and the Art of the Novel,” LiterASIAN 2017 authors included Leslie Shimotakahara, Terry Watada, Janie Chang, Julia Lin, more »

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