Hapa-Palooza is a very cool festival for all of our hapa/hybrid/half-blood/cross-bred/métis/mestizo/mixed-race/halved-and-doubled selves. It's a celebration of mixed-roots arts and cultures, and goes from September 12 - 15. And to kick things off next Wednesday, Wade Compton, Julie Flett and I will be reading and talking with Sandra Singh about identity and writing and other interesting things. The event is called Mixed Voices Raised, so please come join us. It's at the Vancouver Public Library and its free!