literASIAN 2013 just wrapped up – friends, family, authors, all joined together to celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Canadian writing.
Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) originated as a group of writers who wanted to get published. Together they read and critiqued each others’ work in honing their craft.
In 1996, a few from the group decided to register as a society and become a formal organization where they could obtain grants to help with author readings, writing workshops, and eventually a newsletter (that became Ricepaper Magazine).
By 1999, the group created the Emerging Writers’ Award, which awarded the best unpublished manuscript with the opportunity to be published with an established publisher. A decade later, the evolution of the literASIAN became a reality.