Historic Kogawa House hosting workshops from December 3, 2020 – January 21, 2021
Author C.E. Gatchalian will lead QueerAsian, a series of workshops for people who identify as LGBTQI+ Asians, focused on anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.
The Queer Asian/Filipinx author of “Double Melancholy’ will be hosting the workshops at the historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver.
Virtual Writer-in-Residence C.E. Gatchalian will offer guidance on how to engage in writing and artistic creation as a means of holding space for complex feelings. All workshops will take place on Zoom. An outcome of the workshops will be a public sharing of work created by the participants (should the participants choose to share their work) to take place as both a public presentation on Zoom and as an archive to be launched on the Historic Joy Kogawa House website (kogawahouse.com).
All participants will be paid an honorarium ($100).
Dates and times of the 6 workshops are as follows:
- Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
- Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
- Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
- Thursday, January 7, 2021, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
- Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
- Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
To register, email [email protected]. We will send back a short application with short-answer questions about yourself, any experience of racism during the pandemic that you’d like to share, and information about your preferred form of creative expression.