Contributors / February 2011 (Issue 13)

Elaine Woo
ImageElaine Woo is an emerging Canadian-born writer residing in Vancouver. She will graduate from the University of British Columbia's creative writing program in 2011. Her poetry has appeared in many Canadian literary magazines including Canada's only Asian cultural magazine Ricepaper, as well as Gusts: Contemporary Tanka, Ascent Aspirations, one cool word and She was the opening presenter at a children's literature conference at UBC in May 2010. She also read at the literary festival, Word on the Street, in Vancouver in September 2010. Upcoming work will appear in Through an Open Door Anthology in Fall 2011. Inspired by her essay on North American graphic and manga artists for Cha, she is currently working on her own graphic novel. Comics, graphic novels and manga are a world-wide phenomenon but have only recently begun to gain attention and respect in Canada and the United States. Her piece in Cha hopes to focus international attention on the outstanding artwork and writing of the featured artists. [Read]

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