Our Stories-co-creating workshops and new website



OurStoriesPosterAfter our final workshop (#9), I created a new website to host all the photos and videos for Our Stories Co-creating and Sharing project…I hope it to be an opening ending, so others can continue creating and sharing their works…Please check surewaypress.com/en for all the information.

I want to thank all the participants for joining us to express and present their stories through poetic reflection and various arts. I hope that these artistic processes have created a cultural awareness in the wider society. Thank our partners: CPAC, HSK and CCNEWS. Thank Ontario Arts Council for the grant.



The above shape poem: The Red Maple was written to celebrate 2016 Canada Day  in Mississauga. I was glad that the city appointed me for the first Poet Laureate in 2015 and supported many of my poetry projects for the city. Now happily received this from our city and Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

Glad to attend the 2016 West Chester Poetry Conference

It was my first time attending the West Chester Poetry Conference. At the beginning, I was surprised to know that a lot of poets have attended it many times. But by witnessing how well-organized and stimulating all the panels and readings were, I too hope to return next year. In addition, there was wonderful food, great music (Yes, Iris DeMent), and fun with hanging out with all kinds of poets and sharing poetry…I made new friends,  workshopped my new manuscript and brought many great books back. Thanks!

2016 West Chester Poetry Conference, with Sir Andrew Motion and Dana Gioia, photo by Gerry Cambridge
2016 West Chester Poetry Conference, with Sir Andrew Motion and Dana Gioia, photo by Gerry Cambridge


Well, well, hanging with poets is fun!

Beyond all the excitement, I was very glad to meet and talk with Sir Andrew Motion, also gave him my translation of one of his poems, The Attic, into Chinese

atticandrewmotionLuckily my photo of Sir Andrew Motion was used by Cynthia Haven for her article for StanforUniversity‘s website: The Book Haven.

Thanks Chinese media for support