On Saturday December 11th, Evelyn will receive the ACWW Community Builder Award. This award was first created for 2002, and awarded to Roy Mah, Wayson Choy and Paul Yee.
Lau is the youngest person to have received the Governor General's Award for poetry. She has published poetry, short stories and non-fiction. Her first memoir, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, set her on the national and international literary stages. It was turned into a movie Diary of Evelyn Lau, where her character was played by Sandra Oh, the award winning Korean-Canadian actor who has starred in the movie Sideways and tv series Grey's Anatomy.
Evelyn was congratulated by Todd Wong and Patricia Lim after the awards. Todd is ACWW vice-president and Patricia is Managing Editor of Ricepaper Magazine.
Ricepaper magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant on Saturday, December 11, 2010
Ricepaper magazine, the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop
and Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho cordially invite you to participate in the
celebration of Ricepaper‘s milestone 15th anniversary at Foo’s
Ho Ho Restaurant, the oldest surviving Chinese restaurant in historic
Chinatown, for a taste of pioneer-style Chinese food.
Ricepaper is Canada’s only nationally-distributed literary
magazine devoted to showcasing Asian Canadian artists, writers,
performers and innovators. For 15 years, Ricepaper has
published important work for and about Asian Canadian community
luminaries such as David Suzuki, Fred Wah, Denise Chong, and Evelyn Lau
while also providing opportunities for new and emerging talent to
publish their work.
The evening will be co-hosted by actor Patrick Gallagher (Glee, True Blood)
and actor, radio broadcaster, and comedian Tetsuro Shigematsu and will
include an 8 course meal, special celebrity guests and a raffle draw.
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6pm
Price: $40 donation includes a 1-year subscription to Ricepaper magazine
For reservations and tickets please contact Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho
(Jacqueline): (604) 395-4274 or Ricepaper office (Patricia): (604)
872-3464 or reserve your spot online via paypal:
Raffle prizes include:
– A gift certificate from Ganache Patisserie
– Thai-Pantry-in-a-Box (culinary starter kit) from South China Seas Trading Co.
– Two complimentary tickets to Great Expectations – a February 2011 Gateway Theatre production.
– Vanessa Lowe (artwork). See Vanessa’s Eastside Culture Crawl profile here
– A set of books from Nikkei Place
– Two bottles Australian Yellowtail Cabernet red wine
– Two bottles Australian Black Swan Cabernet Red wine
– Two bottles Concannon (USA) Sauvignon White wine
Ricepaper 15th Anniversary celebration ticket
Note: we will be contacting you for address information for the subscription included with this ticket.