Creative Writing


My writing often engages with themes related to Chinese-Canadian identity, queerness, mental health, racism, and climate change. These themes have lived in my art, whether in stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, digital media, comics, creative responses to other pieces, or lyrics, and I’ve enjoyed incorporating dreamy realism or speculative elements to develop these juxtapositions. I also love testing the boundaries and creating and working on non-linear and non-Eurocentric plotlines and evolutions of text. Within the pain and trauma of my stories, I also intertwine moments of reprieve—in musical language, nature images, and a desire to connect spiritually to the world around us. 


Someday I Promise, I’ll Love You (845 Press, 2022)

Print (or Print and Online)

  • “Red” in The Massachusetts Review (December 2022)
  • “Ode to Solitude from Mulan-in-a-Tower” in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Forthcoming)
  • “Erasure” in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Forthcoming)
  • I remember now:” in League of Canadian Poets Anthology: In the Storm/Struggle (June 2022)
  • Ave Maria; the mezzanine” in Strange Horizons (Art Issue; 30 May 2022)
  • Beautiful Tapestries” in CV2 (Spring 2022. Vol. 44 No.4)
  • Soup Days, Pizza Dinners, & Other Joyful Moments” in The Fiddlehead (Winter 2022; BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue; Issue 290)
  • Great Constellations Reflecting Grief and Joy” in Contemporary Verse 2 (October 2021)
  • Collection” in Uncanny Magazine (June 2021)
  • Untitled” in Plenitude Magazine (February 2021)
  • Noon” in The Red House Anthology from Cypress (January 2021)
  •  “movement” in the anthology What You Need To Know About Me (June 2022)
  • “A Canadian Heritage” in Pressed Magazine vol. 4: An Exploration of Canada’s Long History (2018)
  • “On Mixing Songs and Spices” in The Window Magazine (Theme: Perseverance, 2018)
  • “Trapped Again” in ellipsis… literature & art (Westminster College’s journal; April 2018 issue)
  •  “Interlude in my Mother’s Mouth” in ellipsis… literature & art (April 2018 issue)
  • “Our Vision of the Feminine” in The Hoochie Media Project; Boston University; an annual feminist anthology (2018)
  • “A Poem: Reflecting its Roots” in The Window Magazine (2018)
  • “The Faces of Purpose” in The Window Magazine (2017)
  • The Day” in Young Voices Magazine (2017)
  • “That Girl” in Cliterature (2017; theme: “Feminism,” Volume 44, Summer 2017)
  • “Apathy” in The Strand Magazine (2017; Spring issue, “Activism”)
  • Lily’s Dream” in the UC Review (2018; theme: “Across”)


  • “The Stranger” in The Wild Word Magazine (2017; theme: “Mother”) (Written 2015)
  • “In Spring” in The Humming Magazine (2017)

Short Stories
Print (or Print and Online)

Flash Fiction

  • “Brush” in Federation of BC Writers Literary Contest 2022 (Forthcoming)
  • “Grandmother” in What You Need to Know About Me Anthology (June 2022)


  • The Unknown, My Child (Staged Reading with Arts Club Theatre May 2023)
  • Guitar Strings premiered with Festival Dionysia (March 27, 28, 29 2021)
    • Premiered with Coffeehouse Theatre in The CoffeeMakers Festival from July 23-25 2021
    • Premiered with Green College Players April 2022

Personal/ Creative Nonfiction Essays
Print (or Print and Online)

Journalism Articles

Awards/ Honours

  • June Dodge Poetry Fellowship (2023)
  • ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Quarterfinalist (2024)
  • Finalist for The Kenyon Review Short Nonfiction Contest (2023)
  • Finalist for The New Quarterly Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award (2022)
  • Longlisted for The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest (2022)
  • Shortlisted for Federation of BC Writers Literary Contests – Flash Fiction (2022)
  • Longlisted for Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction (2022)
  • Shortlisted for the Vancouver City Poems Contest (2022)
  • Longlisted for The Master’s Review Flash Fiction Contest (2021)
    • 2.5% of participants were Longlisted for the contest
  • Longlisted for Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize (2020)
    • 3.9% of participants were Longlisted for the award (one of 200 stories from 5,107 entries)
  • Finalist for Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest (07/2019)
  • Longlisted for 2019 OWT Short Fiction Prize (07/01/2019)
    • 10% of participants were Longlisted for the award
  • The Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Semi-Finalist 2019
    • 10% of 1200 international submissions were semi-finalists
  • Honourable Mentions for Muriel‘s Journey Prize (05/2019)
  • Accepted into Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence Creative Writing Seminar (2017, 2018)
  • Humber School for Writer’s Certificate of Participation (2017)
  • Received a Gold Key for Poetry; Scholastic Awards (2016)
  • Silver Key for Poetry and Flash Fiction; Scholastic Awards (2016)
  • Honorable Mentions for Poetry; Scholastic Awards (2016)
  • Semi-Finalist in First Manuscript Contest; Young Writers of Canada (2014)
  • Certification of Achievement; Poetry Institute of Canada (2016)
  • Selected Poetry Finalist of Polar Expressions Publishing Company (2014)


  • UBC Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program Conference Presenter (2023)
  • GVPTA Making A Scene: Facilitating Community Discussion Through Art Speaker (2023)
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada—Ontario Chapter May reading (2023)
  • Vancouver Central Library Writers’ Showcase Reader (2022)
  • Double Chapbook Launch with Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li + Kevin Spenst at Massy Arts (2022)
  • Vancouver Central Library Writers’ Showcase Reader (2022)
  • Creativity and its Intersections: On Poetry, Film, and Asian-Canadian Identity; Green College Member Series (2022)
  • the plumb Chapbook Launch: Author Reading (2022)
  • Chapbook Launch: The Words Festival Author Reading (2022)
  • City Poems Contest Shortlist Reader: Strathcona Poems at the Dr. Sun-Yatsen Garden (2022)
  • Featured Reader at Invisible Publishing Book Launch for “Tear” (2022)
  • Vancouver City Poems Contest Shortlist Reading (Recorded) (2022)
  • Strange Horizons Art Issue (Recorded) (2022)
  • filling Station Launch (Recorded) (2022)
  • Distance as a Keeping: Meredith and Peter Quartermain Poet in Residence Reading (2022)
  • Tartan Turban Reading Series (2021)                                                     
  • Ephemera (2020)
  • Locution (2020, 2021)
  • Emerging Writers Salon (2019)
  • Emerging Writers’ Series (2019)
    • The Emerging Writer’s Series gives room and space for upcoming writers to read
      and showcase their creative potential to their communities
  • Poetry showcase hosted by the Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence, Sachiko Murakami (2017)
  • New Ground: Words and Images Festival (2017)
    • The event was hosted by the editor of Quattro Books, and featured a number of emerging as well as professional writers

Multimedia Translation

  • Co-Translation with Yilin Wang: “Four Ways of Translating Li Qingzhao’s Poem《蝶恋花 – 晚止昌乐馆寄姊妹》” in Metatron Press “Translating Language and Sound” issue (Forthcoming)