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Vancouver library announces two writers-in-residence for 2021

Posted on: June 3, 2021

The Vancouver Public Library has announced two writers in residence coming up later this year.

Lindsay Wong, who’s originally from Vancouver, starts her residency this month; she’s known for The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family, which won the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize along with being named to a variety of top ten lists for the year it came out (2018) including CBC Books and the Globe and Mail.

She’s followed that up with a novel for young adults called My Summer of Love and Misfortune.

Events with Wong are already open to sign up for, like a discussion with Doretta Lau, Jen Sookfong Lee and Roselle Lim.

“During my residency, I invite prose writers of all levels and experiences to consult with me in the genres of YA, memoir, and fiction in one-on-one manuscript consultations via Zoom,” says Wong in a press release. “New voices, especially from BIPOC, immigrant, and marginalized groups, are especially welcome.”

As there was no writer-in-residence in 2020 this year there’ll be two. The second is Chris Humphreys. 

In September Humphreys will start his residency. He’s known for a variety of historical fiction books as well as his award-winning crime novel Plague. He’s now working on a fantasy series called the Immortals’ Blood Trilogy. He’s also known as a stage actor with credits in TV shows and on stage.

“Fantasy is such a wide-ranging genre marked by its diversity and complexity and limited only by one’s imagination,” says Humphreys in the release. “One of the most exciting aspects of the current fantasy scene is the racial, cultural and gender diversity of its authors and the subjects they address.”

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