Aaron Chan is a musician, filmmaker, and writer born and raised on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC). He holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and his writing has been published in literary magazines and publications including Plenitude, filling Station, Polychrome Ink, and Xtra. His piece “A Case of Jeff” won subTerrain‘s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in Creative Non-Fiction, and he has published a poetry chapbook, Romantic Hopeless. He is the author of This City Is a Minefield (Signal 8 Press), a collection of memoir and personal essays about growing up gay and Asian in Vancouver, and his first children’s picture book, The Broken Heart, is forthcoming in May 2024 with Rocky Pond Books. He is currently a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the University of California Riverside where he received the L.M. and Marcia McQuern Endowed Graduate Award in Non-Fiction Writing.

Aaron also likes cats and vegan cheesecake.