Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Asian Literature Circle – Book Discussion

May 15, 2022, 2 – 3:30 PM PDT

Centre A is pleased to be a partner of the LiterAsian Festival 2022 and host the Asian Literature Circle on May 15.

Purchase festival passes and view the festival schedule HERE.

The Asian Literature Circle has met for over 20 years and for all self-proclaimed literati. Come join LiterAsian for an informal discussion on books on or about Asia that the festival have enjoyed.

This year, five books were chosen:

  • Forbidden Purple City by Philip Huynh
  • How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
  • Patron Saint of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  • Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
  • Diary of Dukesang Wong by Wanda Joy Hoe

LiterAsian welcome audience participation, so if you have read any of these titles, join the discussion!

LiterAsian will give a brief history of the Circle to cover their many years of readings and can provide ideas on how to start your own circle.


1. Be gently reminded that you will need to be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Face masks or face coverings are encouraged when not drinking or eating. We also encourage you to sanitize your hands before and after visiting. Masks and hand sanitizer are available for you as needed.

2. Due to Sun Wah Centre’s security measures, please locate the security guard posted at the front gate to be let into the building. Otherwise, please call Centre A at (604) 683-8326 during the event hours.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected]

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.