Friday, September 7, 2018
Panel Discussion at LiterASIAN Festival - Evolution of Asian Canadian Writing
This is a free event to be held on September 23, 2018 (12 noon to 1:30 pm) at the Strathcona Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
The term “literary canon” refers to a body of books, narratives or texts considered to be important and influential during a particular time period or place. In fact, the use of the term "canon" originated in reference to a set of texts derives from Biblical canon, the set of books regarded as religious scripture. Although much has been theorized of an emerging Asian Canadian Canon, with an entire issue even devoted to it in the Journal of Canadian Literature in 2008, there still much ongoing debate to the merits of an Asian Canadian literature, or whether it is even a part of a Canadian literature. Join us as a panel of established writers discuss how they view their writing within the spectrum of a literary tradition and as an Asian Canadian writer.