Fiona Tinwei Lam
Fiona Tinwei Lam is a Vancouver writer and teacher.
Stories by Fiona Tinwei Lam
On March 8, reflecting on global pain felt by women and girls.
A disposable city doesn't do much for affordability, either.
My family is rooted outside the nuclear archetype. Bring on the assumptions.
Pressing the dough together for Chinese New Year, we too were bound.
Vancouver's Project Chef program is a recipe for kids and healthy eating that works.
Two poems to break the silence of gender-based violence, at home and abroad.
For those who suffer great loss during pregnancy, often 'no words exist.' But a new book gives voice.
Some reflections (and poems) on those loved, lost or never there.
Though violence lingers, we commemorate those acting to stop it. Plus, a poem.
This long weekend, consider gratitude for the most ordinary things. Some verse to start off.
With new book, activist Ken Klonsky fights for justice through both fact and fiction.
Click through to see more enchanting doors perceived by Tyee readers across the province.
A salute to tired, mercurial, fierce moms like mine. Plus, a poem for this weekend.
I agonized for weeks, and then we dove in together.
Let's keep celebrating black people's integral contributions to Canadian society, past and present.
On Valentine's Day, a cynic finds refuge in poems about love, rather than love poetry.
Canada's new poet laureate on writing for the Queen's Jubilee, racial hybridity, making Juk soup, and more.
Grieving for my father each December, I found solace in the gift of poetry.
Notes, and poems, on the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
Words shape how we remember war, and the right ones heal. Plus, a poem for today.
After 20 years of tree-planting, Charlotte Gill was ready to sprout a book as complex and crystalline as the forest itself.
When the towers fell, St. Paul's Chapel was a nearby refuge. Ten years later, I paid my tribute there with other Canadian poets.
The author of 'Dogs at the Perimeter' on genocide, its aftermath, and fiction's unique fire. A Tyee interview.
Talking to my son about the scandal over Greg Mortenson's 'Three Cups of Tea'.
Born of a mining disaster, a day to savour tenderness, or mourn its loss.
Why are we stingy with children's musical education? A miraculous program from Venezuela strikes a chord of hope that could resonate powerfully here.
The mom who started it all worked for peace and community activism, saying a firm no to commercialization.
Financial wreckage caused by gambling addicts hurts spouses, kids. Why does our government bet on more sad losers?
BC Book Prize winner Gurjinder Basran on constricted girlhood, arranged marriage, a mother's pride and more.
In Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, students bring rich perspectives to the study of university-level humanities.
To anyone, or anything. You don't have to be in a blissful relationship to celebrate life.
Instead of demonizing some Chinese immigrants for how they conceive of death, let's take this opportunity to face mortality together.
Stepping into the furor stirred by Amy Chua's 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.'
Reflections of a contributor to 'Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women.'
The author of 'Living Under Plastic' talks about mortality and confessional writing. And shares a poem.
The author of 'Sub Rosa' on empowering the sexually exploited, speculative fiction, Evelyn Lau as hero, and more.
BC's Poetry in Transit program launches this year's poems for public transit.
Author Judy Fong Bates on the sacrifice of the soul that immigrants make, family mysteries, and going 'home' for the first time.
Growing up, the holiday didn't mean much. Now my child helps me see what we're celebrating.
Diary of a random acts of poetry perpetrator.