You are invited to the 25th session of The Tartan Turban Secret Readings curated by Ellen Chang-Richardson and features Joshua P’ng, Tamara Jong, Tracy Wai de Boer and Khashayar Mohammadi. This is a special Asian Heritage Month edition of the Tartan Turban Secret Readings and it also marks the Tartan Turban Secret Reading’s 3rd anniversary.
This is a virtual reading. Writers reading their work will be participating via Google Meet.
Attendees will be able to join via live stream by clicking this link on the day of the reading.
Please be sure to book a “virtual seat” to attend TTSR 25 via this page as the link above may change and guests may be sent an alternative link. Tickets are free.
Ellen Chang-Richardson is a poet, writer and editor of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent. Recipient of the 2019 Vallum Award for Poetry, her writing has appeared in Ricepaper, Vallum Contemporary, Hart House Review, Revue PØST, and more. She is the author of the chapbook Unlucky Fours by Anstruther Press (2020). In addition to her writing, Ellen is the founder of Little Birds Poetry – a series of editing workshops for poets and creative writers – and the co-founder of Riverbed, a new experimental performance series based in our nation’s capital. Find her on Twitter @ehjchang.
Joshua P’ng, poet and speculative fiction writer, is published in filling Station, untethered, Daily Science Fiction, Sewer Lid, and Great Lakes Review. When he isn’t writing, he sketches people on the train, reads graphic novels, and tries to get lost on bike trips. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshua.png1 LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/joshuapng
Tamara Jong is a Montreal-born writer of Chinese and European ancestry. Her work has appeared in Ricepaper, Room, carte blanche, The New Quarterly, Invisible Publishing, and Body & Soul: Stories for Skeptics and Seekers and is forthcoming in The Nasiona. She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio and had her piece, “Thanks for All the Lice, Pharaoh” longlisted in The New Quarterly’s 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. She is working on a CNF memoir of collected short stories. You can find her on Twitter @bokchoygurl.
Tracy Wai de Boer is a writer from Calgary, currently living in Toronto. She is half-Chinese on her mother’s side and explores mixed identities in much of her work. Tracy writes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and uncreative non-fiction. She has held a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and currently teaches creative writing workshops for teens at Centauri Arts Academy. Tracy has published work in Ricepaper, Plenitude, Catapult, Hypatia, and elsewhere. Tracy has an essay forthcoming about her life-altering concussion in the collection, Impact: The Lives of Women after Concussion. Twitter: @tracywaideboer Instagram: @tracywaideboer / @waiwithwords
Khashayar Mohammadi is an Iranian born, Toronto-based Poet, Writer, Translator and Photographer. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, “Moe’s Skin” by ZED press (2018) and “Dear Kestrel” by knife | fork | book (2019). He is currently working on a full-length collaborative poetry manuscript with Toronto poet Terese Pierre, as well as a full-length poetry manuscript of his own. Website: www.khashayarmohammadi.com
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