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Nelson Author, Diana Morita Cole, Featured Author at LiterASIAN Festival 2021

Award-winning Nelson author, Diana Morita Cole, is a featured independent writer at this year’sn LiterASIAN festival: “GlobalASIAN: from Grassroots to Globalization.”

LiterASIAN is Canada’s premier annual Asian literary festival, which began in 2013. The organization was founded by the Canadian poet, Jim Wong-Chu, who wrote Chinatown Ghosts. 

This year’s festival will present the works of Asian writers across the diaspora.

“The Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop has introduced a generation of writers to the literary world, and this festival sets a stage for both established and new literary talent to share their ideas and stories, as a celebration of their craft,” says Allan Cho, the current festival director.

“This festival is inspired by the idea that the Asian Canadian identity is intercultural, intergenerational, and international.” LiterASIAN will be virtually broadcast live throughout the world.

On Saturday, May 8 th , Diana will give a talk on the publication of her book, Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit. The event begins at 12 pm PST. Tickets for the webinar may be purchased online at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WVpNDY3kRgWR_ZICIFx3vg .