Vancouver International Writers Festival 2012

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Hear David Wong and children’s book author, Sarah Tsiang speak at the Vancouver International Writers Festival!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Improv Centre, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC
$17 / $8.50 for student groups

Ancient and modern history come together this afternoon with two Canadian authors who mine their heritage to show life as it was for Chinese people—in ancient China and not-so-ancient Canada. Sarah Tsiang matches humorous illustrations with thoughtful words to present a panoply of jobs people held in the time of the emperors, from professional wailer to silk maker. David H.T. Wong uses an approachable graphic novel format to tell the story of Chinese newcomers to Canada searching for “Gold Mountain,” an adopted homeland that was often inhospitable. These are important stories to hear, no matter what your background.

Suitable for grades 4–7
View the study guide for this event.

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Please also visit: Sarah Tsiang’s Blog


  1. admin
    October 8, 2012

    Yikes… this session has been completely SOLD OUT! Hopefully we can upload a video of our talk.

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