Best-selling author, Lindsay Wong is Richmond’s 2020 Writer-in-Residence
16 September 2020
Award-winning author, Lindsay Wong, is the City of Richmond’s ninth annual Writer-in-Residence. From September 27 through November 27, 2020, Ms. Wong will provide advice to emerging writers through free virtual public workshops, events and conversations.
The Writer-in-Residence program officially kicks off with a virtual Meet & Greet with Lindsay on Sunday, September 27. Aspiring and emerging writers are invited to join her for a brief reading and Q&A. Attendees are invited to share a poem, short story, or essay with registration in advance.
This free event is presented in conjunction with Culture Days and will be an opportunity for the public to connect with the author and learn about the free public programming that she will present during her residency.
Lindsay Wong is the best-selling, award-winning author of the memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family. This memoir won the 2019 Hubert-Evans Prize for Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction and was featured in on CBC Radio’s Canada Reads in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Fine Arts in literary nonfiction from Columbia University. Lindsay is now based in Vancouver.
Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence program is presented by the Richmond Arts Centre, Richmond Public Library and the Seniors Centre at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.
Details about the program and the workshops being offered are available at richmond.ca/writerinresidence.