Join us at the Harbourfront Branch to hear May Q. Wong talk about her new book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past.
About May Q. Wong
The joy of writing is in discovering and chronicling the extraordinary in ordinary people. Each person has a tale to tell from his/her life – May’s goal is to give them a voice. Born of Chinese immigrants impacted by Canada’s Head Tax laws and raised in the diversity of Montreal’s “Main,” May developed a strong social conscience.
With a BA from McGill and an MPA from the University of Victoria, her 17-year career in the British Columbia Public Service and volunteer activities have centered on improving the lives of those in need. City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past, is May’s second book. It is a timely reminder of the importance of immigrants and their contributions to our community. Her previous book, A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada, offered a glimpse into the lives of a family impacted by discriminatory laws.