photo by belle ancell

Aaron Chan was born in Vancouver, Canada, and is a musician, filmmaker, and writer. He is a graduate of the one-year Screenwriting Program at Vancouver Film School as well as the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. His writing has been published in literary magazines including Wilde, Ricepaper, Existere, Plenitude, and filling Station, Polychrome Ink and others. His memoir piece, “A Case of Jeff”, won subTerrain‘s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in 2013. The following year, his play, In the Movies, was selected for production as part of the Brave New Play Rites Festival, and in 2017, Romantic Hopeless, his first poetry chapbook was published. Aaron’s first full-length book, a collection of memoir pieces and personal essays about growing up as a young, gay, Chinese man titled This City is a Minefield, will be published in 2019 by Signal 8 Press.

Aaron also likes cats and vegan cheesecake.