Chinatown Stories Volume 4: Heat Launch Party

Chinatown Stories Volume 4: Heat Launch Party

Join Chinatown Today for an afternoon of prose, poetry, film, and more, as we celebrate the publication of Chinatown Stories vol. 4 Heat.



Heat as danger, burning questions, boiling points, pressure. Heat can be spice, passion, comfort, transformation, rebirth. What lights a fire in you? What questions do we need to confront?

On April 2, join Chinatown Today in celebrating the publication of this dynamic new issue. The thirteen contributors to Chinatown Stories vol. 4 each interpreted “heat” in unique and innovative ways. Through poetry, prose, film, audio, and art, they interrogate identity, social pressures, and climate change. On hot asphalt and around steaming dinners, they wrestle with complicated desires, challenging solidarities. In the windows of butcher shops and hidden karaoke rooms, they search for joy.

This event will feature readings and art presentations from Volume 4’s contributors, followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Cantonese interpretation will be provided. For questions or assistance, please email

Thank you to Metro Vancouver for funding the production of Volume 4.


Chinatown Today acknowledges that this publication was conceptualized and compiled on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We acknowledge that this land was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over by these nations to Canada or British Columbia through a treaty or other means; it is sovereign and unsurrendered. 

An Ox-picious Vancouver Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration Until the Cows Come Home

We are organizing a free online Chinatown New Year festival, Feb 13, 2021 11:30 AM

Join us for performances, including lion dance and kung fu, and a dumpling eating contest... plus additional hijinx!