Writing

Vancouver Harbour, including English Bay and Kits Point

 

Poetry Chapbook and Award Nominations

Creative Nonfiction Publications

Poetry Publications

Poetry Awards

Contest judge Renée Sarojini Saklikar: “[A] fascinating merge of the prose poem with a lyric voice; plus, a powerful witness. We see the speaker in this poem and they resonate.”

  • Brideprice” – Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2023 Magpie Award for Poetry
  • Golden” – Longlisted for Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards’ Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022
  • Golden” – Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry
  • Sapphic Yearning Disasters” – Longlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry

Creative Nonfiction Awards

Fiction Award Nominations

  • Egg Tarts” – Longlisted for the Federation of BC Writers’ 2023 Flash Fiction contest
  • Pottery” – Longlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2023 Raven Short Story Contest
  • Boardwalk” – Longlisted for Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards’ Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

Guest Columns

Guest Blog Posts

Residencies

Mentorships

Workshops

  • QueerAsian Writing Circle led by Emi Sasagawa and Effie Pow, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Oct–Dec 2023
  • QueerAsian Writing Circle led by C.E. Gatchalian and Effie Pow, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Apr–May 2023
  • QueerAsian Summer Writing Workshops led by C.E. Gatchalian, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Jul–Aug 2021

Exhibitions

Education

  • Creative Writing credit coursework in poetry, memoir and fiction, Douglas College, 2019–2021
  • Vancouver Manuscript Intensive with memoir mentor Betsy Warland, 2020
  • The Writer’s Studio Certificate in Creative Writing (with poetry mentor Joanne Arnott), Simon Fraser University, 2019

Volunteer Experience

Memberships

  • The Writers’ Union of Canada, 2022 – present
    Proud Member of The Writers' Union of Canada
  • League of Canadian Poets (Associate Member), 2021 – present
  • Vancouver Poetry House, 2022 – present
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers, 2020 – present
  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, 2019 – present