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Project Bookmark picks The Jade Peony for first Vancouver plaque

Project Bookmark Canada has announced its first Western plaques will be dedicated to Wayson Choy’s 1995 debut novel, The Jade Peony (Douglas & McIntyre).

The English- and Mandarin-language bookmarks will be placed at the intersection of Pender Streer and Gore Avenue in Vancouver’s Chinatown, where Choy will read on Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.

Project Bookmark erects textual markers from stories and poems in the physical locations where literary scenes are set. For the Choy bookmarks, the non-profit organization collaborated with the Vancouver International Writers Festival, which kicks off Oct. 16.

In August, The Sea Breeze Lounge bookmark, named after a poem by Al Pittman, was unveiled at the Writers at Woody Point Festival in Newfoundland.