Asian Heritage Month, Filipino Heritage Month, and The Quiet is Loud

Filipino Heritage Month follows Asian Heritage Month/AAPI Heritage Month.⁠ May and June kinda knock my mixed-race brain around. I sometimes feel like I don't belong in these conversations - especially as a writer - but at the same time I feel like I deserve to celebrate my heritage as much…

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Recommender Grants for Seeker of the Lost Song

I'm grateful to ECW Press, Diaspora Dialogues, and the Ontario Arts Council for awarding me Recommender Grants for Writers to write Seeker of the Lost Song, my fantasy novel-in-progress blending elements of Filipino and Finnish culture and history. It's truly an honour to have this support. Arts funding is critically…

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I’m moderating an exciting AugurCon panel

I'm excited to moderate an AugurCon panel: Worldbuilding the Real World: Creating the Fictional Here, featuring Kim Fu, Natalie Zina Walschots, and Maria Dong, discussing worldbuilding in our own reality. Worldbuilding is one of my absolute favourite things about writing, and I'm eager to hear how these talented writers approach…

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