In Memory: Wayson Choy

For full details of this event, please click here to see the Vancouver Public Library website.

From the Vancouver Public Library website:

Join us for a special tribute event to celebrate and remember Vancouver-born author Wayson Choy (1939-2019). Features readings from local writers who have been inspired by Choy’s legacy and his many remarkable contributions to the literary community.

When: Saturday, July 27 @ 2pm – 4pm
Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch)
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
350 West Georgia St.
Vancouver V6B 6B1
Registration not required. This event is free and open to all.

In partnership with:
Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (ACWW)
UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM)
UBC Creative Writing
Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC-MoM)
Vancouver Public Library (VPL)

Tributes and Additional Links:

“What I learned from Wayson Choy and The Jade Peony (Yilin Wang, The Toronto Star)

“Canadian author Wayson Choy inspired others with tales of childhood in Chinatown” (Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail)

“What Wayson Choy taught me about queer life and chosen family” (Shaun Brodie, NOW Toronto)

“Luck, love, life: Beloved author Wayson Choy had always lived to perfect his stories, again and again” (Antanas Sileika, The Globe and Mail)

“Wayson Choy (1939-2019)” (Glenn Deer, Canadian Literature)

“‘Love has no rules’: In Writing as in Life, Wayson Choy Gently Refused to Conform” (Shaun Brodie, CBC Arts)