Celebrating Asian Canadian Writing in BC


(price does not include service charge)


Sunday, May 31
11:00am PDT
YouTube Live

As Asian Heritage Month in Canada comes to a close, the Vancouver Writers Fest is proud to celebrate local talents Janie Chang (The Library of Legends, HarperCollins Canada), David Ly (Mythical Man, Palimpsest Press) and Lindsay Wong (My Summer of Love and Misfortune, Simon & Schuster Canada) for a morning of powerful, electric fiction and poetry.

Moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee, author of The Conjoined, Shelter and The End of East, as well as regular radio contributor for CBC’s The Next Chapter and co-host of the Can’t Lit podcast, this special live-streamed event will share some of this year’s hottest new reads.

Tune in to our YouTube Channel at 11:00am PDT on Sunday, May 31 to watch.

RSVP and submit a question here.

Event Participants:

Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, New Zealand and Canada. She writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from family history and ancestral stories. She is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. Her books include Three Souls, a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Dragon Springs Road, a national bestseller; both were nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her latest novel is The Library of Legends.

David Ly is the author of the poetry collection Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press/Anstruther Books, 2020) and the chapbook Stubble Burn (Anstruther Press, 2018). His poetry has appeared in PRISM international, Arc Poetry Magazine, The /temz/ Review and elsewhere. He is the Poetry Editor of This Magazine and sits on the Editorial Collective of Anstruther Press.

Lindsay Wong is the author of the bestselling, award-winning memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family (Arsenal Pulp Press). She has a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and MFA in literary nonfiction from Columbia University, and she is now based in Vancouver, Canada. My Summer of Love and Misfortune (Simon & Schuster Canada) is her first YA novel. Visit her online at LindsayMWong.WordPress.com or on Twitter @LindsayMWong.

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, Gentlemen of the Shade, Chinese New Year, and Whatever Gets You Through. Jen teaches at The Writers’ Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn, and co-hosts the literary podcast, Can’t Lit.