Monthly Archives: August 2013

Summer Dreams Literary Festival. Awards for Ricepaper & Joy Kogawa. Todd Wong moderates panel on Hyphenated-Canadianism

Summer Dreams Literary Festival is happening today at Trout Lake

Last night we had a wonderful time at the Awards Gala where Joy Kogawa received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ricepaper Magazine won the Magazine Award.  As president of Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, publisher of Ricepaper Magazine, I accepted in partnership with Anna Ling Kaye, current editor and past-president.  see here: Pandora’s Literary Awards

Today – the Festival happens at Trout Lake.  Joy Kogawa will be the featured reader at 12:30-1pm Check the schedule of events here: Festival Schedule

Come see me at 4:15 at the Community Stage on Hyphenated-Canadianism…. literature, poetry and identity… with Kevin Chong, Glenn Deer, Russell Wallace and Kyla Bourgh… and my accordion.


4:15 – 5:00 Panel Discussion Moderator: Todd Wong


    Panelists Kevin Chong, Russell Wallace, Kyla Bourgh and Glenn Deer.
Topic: Putting the Canadian into Ethnic-Hyphenated poetry andliterature. Scottish-French-First Nations-Chinese-English-Metis-African-Italian-German-Japanese-Irish-Canadian-South Asian.  Mainstream – isn’t that what Canada’s always been about?