Room 007A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:35 am to 11:50 am
With discourse around elevating the marginalized, how do male Asian writers navigate the discrimination they experience with institutional gatekeepers without pushing down Asian women and other groups? The writers in this panel will talk about how cultural expectations, from within and without, have shaped their work. Are there subjects they feel entitled to speak about about exclusively, or any they feel shut out from? And are there are any advantages to having an Asian face or name?
Kevin Chong is the author of six books, including the novel The Plague and the biography Northern Dancer. He teaches at the University of British Columbia.
C.E. Gatchalian is a queer Filipinx author based on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC). He is the author of six books, and his plays have been produced nationally and internationally. He currently teaches at the University of British Columbia. Double Melancholy is his latest book.