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Standing in the Doorway - the Hyphen in Chinese-Canadian Poetry Wah, Fred


Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Richmond Public Library as part of the "The Joy Of Reading: Chinese Literature Appreciation" lecture series. This talk focuses on living and writing between two cultures, Chinese and Canadian. Racial hybridity has informed most of Prof. Wah’s writing and that of many Chinese-Canadian writers. Wah will read and discuss his own book Diamond Grill (about growing up in a small town Chinese-Canadian restaurant), as well as writings by poets Rita Wong, Larissa Lai, Weyman Chan, and others. He will situate this writing within the recent historical context in North America of “writing through race.” Presented by Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Professor Emeritus Fred Wah.

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