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A One-on-One Session with EDI Scholar-in-Residence C.E. Gatchalian

Do you have a question, topic, or lived experience to share and discuss about the arts and writing?  Please schedule a  consultation time with C.E. Gatchalian.  This is an opportunity to have a one-on-one session for thirty minutes with UBC Library’s EDI Scholar-in-Residence.  C.E. Gatchalian’s expertise:


  • Creative writing through poetry, fiction, and playwriting 
  • Asian Canadian and Filipinx Canadian Studies
  • Development of writing workshops for 2SLGBTQIA+ audiences


C.E. will be taking one person per thirty minute slot. If this slot is full, please see other time-slots below:







Consultations will take place in the Peña Room (Room 301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Monday, March 27, 2023
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  Peña Scholars  
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Born and raised on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh peoples (colonially known as “Vancouver”), currently dividing his time between Vancouver and Tkaronto (“Toronto”), C.E. Gatchalian (he/him/his) is a queer Filipinx diasporic author, editor, playwright, dramaturge, teacher and consultant of Tagalog, Ilocano, and Spanish ancestry. A graduate of UBC's Creative Writing program, he is the author of six books and co-editor of two anthologies. He was the 2013 recipient of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. His plays, which include Crossing, Motifs & Repetitions, People Like Vince, Broken, and Falling in Time, have been produced nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. Formerly Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company, Vancouver's professional queer theatre company, he is the founder of QueerAsian, an ongoing series of writing workshops for 2SLGBTQIA+ Asians hosted by Historic Joy Kogawa House, and is the Outreach and Social Media Manager for CultureBrew.Art, a national searchable database of Indigenous and racialized practitioners in the performing, literary and media arts. His memoir, Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty and the Making of a Brown Queer Man, was published in 2019 by Arsenal Pulp Press, and he is currently co-editing Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing, to be published by Cormorant Books in Spring 2023. His current work focuses on intergenerational and inherited trauma, and the intersections between race, class, sexuality, and gender; society and the self; history, the present and the future. IG: @ce_gatchalian. Website: cegatchalian.com

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