Headshot of Catherine Lewis, a Chinese Canadian woman with wavy black hair in a black dress.

 

Cover of Catherine Lewis's debut poetry chapbook

 

Chinese Canadian author Catherine Lewis (she/her/hers) is a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards’ 2021 Bi Writer of the Year.

Her debut chapbook Zipless (845 Press), currently in its third printing, is a finalist for the 2021 Bisexual Book Award for Poetry.

Recently featured at the Verses Festival of Words, the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, and Word Vancouver, she has been interviewed on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Wax Poetic.

Her work has been featured in The Humber Literary Review. Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry and longlisted for Surrey Muse’s 2022 Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction, she has been a finalist in creative nonfiction contests hosted by The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, and The Humber Literary Review.

A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and of the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, she is a Banff Centre Literary Arts alumna.

She is currently working on a poetry collection and on a prose memoir.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, she lives in Vancouver on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

In her spare time, she enjoys sushi, sauvignon blanc, and buying way too many shoes.

 
Proud Member of The Writers' Union of Canada