Life in the time of COVID | Haiku and Oil Paintings

01 August 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

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Presenters: Patria Rivera, Joe Rivera
Moderator: Dr. Lien Chao

Patria Rivera is a Filipino-Canadian poet, writer and editor. She is the author of four poetry books and two chapbooks, including Puti/White (2005), The Bride Anthology (2007), BE (2011), and The Time Between (2018). Her poetry collection, Puti/White, was shortlisted for the 2006 Canadian Trillium Book Award for Poetry.

Joe Rivera, a retired lawyer and blogger (An Uncomplicated Mind), turned to painting after many years of law practice. His works have been exhibited at the Asian Heritage Month Festival and local Toronto galleries. When not painting, Joe cooks a mean Veal à la Marengo—the way Napoleon liked it.

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund

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