erica hiroko isomura, queer Asian Canadian writer
erica hiroko isomura is a yonsei Japanese Canadian and Chinese Canadian multi-genre writer (writing creative non-fiction, poetry, and fiction) and multi-disciplinary artist living in Vancouver, BC on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
erica hiroko’s essay FOR THE DREAMERS won Briarpatch Magazine’s 2019 Writing in the Margins contest for creative non-fiction, judged by author Alicia Elliott. Her published writing has also appeared in Room Magazine, Poetry is Dead, Writers 4 Utopia zine, and emerge 18 anthology.
erica hiroko has performed and shared work at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, VanCAF, Queer Arts Festival, WORD Vancouver, Vancouver Writer’s Festival, Powell Street Festival, Asian Canadian and Migration Studies (ACAM) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, and Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
She has a B.A. in social sciences from the University of Victoria (environmental studies and Indigenous studies) and she is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio (fiction cohort with Kevin Chong) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada.
- “Lessons For Future Ancestors: Reflections on Mentorship with Hiromi Goto,” Room Magazine
- “FOR THE DREAMERS,” Briarpatch Magazine