Sheung-King, Aaron Tang

(b. 1994, CAN)

atang04@guelphhumber.ca

Address:2702, 57 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M5S 0C5

Cell: 613-305-0308

Website: https://www.sheung-king.com/

Education

Degrees

Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of Guelph, Toronto, ON, CANADA; 2018

            Primary Supervisor: Dr. Kyo Maclear

            Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Elaine Chang

            Thesis Chair: Catherine Bush

            Mentor: Dr. Sky Gilbert

 

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film and Media Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, CANADA; 2016

            Dean’s Honour List: 2015-2016

            Dean’s Honour List: 2014-2015

Workshops and Certificates

Future Literacy Design Workshop, UNESCO X OCAD University, Toronto, ON, CANADA; 2019

Instructional Design Workshop, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, CANADA; 2017

 

Work

Creative Writing Professor 2018- present

Sheridan College, Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing, Sheridan College, 4180 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5, CANADA;

§  Using methods of (un)learning and inclusivity to look critically at the past and the present in order to push the limit(s) of what it means to write creatively.

§  Introduce students to different modes of contemporary writing from around the world.

§  Engage students in in-class writing exercises

§  Use methods of experiential unlearning to guide students to creative writing that engages communities.

 

Communications Professor 2019- present

Humber College, Youth Transition Program, Humber College, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5L7,           

CANADA;

§  Give lectures on effective and professional writing using hypothetical scenarios and in-class writing assignments.  

§  Facilitate writing workshops and discussions.

Assistant Editor 2019 – present

Torja: Japan In Canada, Toronto-based Japanese-Canadian Magazine, Toronto, ON;  

§ Create weekly content on Japan and Japanese-Canadian culture.

§  Oversee quality of articles, to ensure materials published are informative, credible, and stimulating.

 

Writing Tutor 2016 - 2019

Writing Tutor University of Guelph-Humber University/Humber College, Writing Centre, LRC, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5L7, Canada.

§  Provide writing support to undergraduate students

§  Facilitate 100 level writing courses 

 

Translator (English to Mandarin/Cantonese) 2018 - 2019

University of Guelph, Department of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, CANADA;

§ Translate film script from English to Mandarin and Cantonese

 

Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator

INKWELL Workshops X SKETCH Working Arts, Artscape, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 2W5, CANADA; 2018 – 2019

§  Facilitate creative writing workshops for the youths navigating poverty at Artscape Youngplace.

§  Create a 11-week lesson plan to helps youths develop writing skills

 

Language Instructor (EEL) Summer, 2016

The American School in Japan, 183 0002, 1 Chome-39-37 Tamacho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0002, Japan;           

§  Facilitate English speaking classes for middle school students.

Research Assistant 2015 - 2016

Language, Department of Language, Literature, Culture and Film, Queen’s University, K7L 4B2, CANADA;

§  Assist in research, film editing, communication between artists, as well as various administrative tasks

 

Production Assistant Summer, 2015

Macau Cable TV, Conselheiro Ferreira De Almeida, No 77A, Macau SAR, China;

§  Assist in the filming, writing, shooting, and editing of TV shows and commercials

§  Research, editing, and fact-checking.

 

Event Coordinator Summer, 2014

AisaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR, China.

§  Coordinate international trading events, exhibitions, panel discussions, and lectures

 

Broadcast Coordinator Summer, 2013

Hong Kong Disneyland Park and Resort, Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR, China.

§  Assist in the filming, writing, shooting, and editing of TV shows and commercials

§  Assist production teams on set

§  Location scouting

 

Publications

*All publications are published under the name: Sheung-King

Book

You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked. (Forthcoming), 2020

Book*hug Press, Toronto, O.N. Canada

Non-fiction

I Am Writing About a Hole, 2018

Published in Issue 4 of The Shanghai Literary Review, Shanghai

Distributed in Shanghai, Shandong, New York, London, and Singapore, nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Literary Prize and listed as a required reading in ENGL*3870DE W19, a Cultural Studies Course offered at The University of Guelph

 

Italo Calvino’s Quickness and the Cactus on my Desk, 2017

Ricepaper Magazine, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

Fiction

You are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked (forthcoming), 2018

Published in Food of my People: An Anthology by Exile Quarterly, Toronto

Considered for Best Canadian Short Story 2018, Biblioasis

 

Pineapple Story, 2018

Published by Puritan Magazine, Toronto, in The Town Crier, as part of Nostalgia the Nefarious: A Series

 

Kitchen God, 2018

Published by Leopardskin & Lime, a Berlin-based literary journal

 

Grocery Shopping in the Desert, 2018

Published by Ricepaper Magazine, Vancouver B.C.

 

Memory Piece: Macau, 2017

Published by the Humber Literary Review, Winter Issue, Humber College

 

Lantern & Letters, 2017

Published by PRISM International, Liminal Issue, University of British Columbia

 

De Vivre Sa Vire, 2017

Published by Ricepaper Magazine, Vancouver, B.C. as part of Currents: A Ricepaper Magazine Anthology                                      

Vivre Sa Vire, 2015

Language and Manner Literary Journal, 2014 Winter/Fall Issue, vol1, no2,

 

Plays

Baguette, 2017

Newmarket National Theatre, Contest Finalist, Newmarket National Play Festival

 

Exhibitions

Interactive Installation: Future(s)2, Boxes Between Us, Shape(s) of Future(s), 2019

Future Literacy Workshop UNESCO X OCAD University

 

Dialogue Piece: Tell Me Something Interesting and I’ll Tell You About My Name, 2017

Text-hibition, OCAD University, March 2017.

Translations

The Good Brother (Film Script; English to Chinese), 2019

The University of Guelph

Education Booklet: Captivity Information Booklet for Children (Chinese to English), 2017

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

Readings

Guest Reader, 2017

Speakeasy Reading Series, by the University of Guelph’s MFA program, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

Guest Reader, 2017

Opening for the NewMarket National Canadian Play Festival, NewMarket National Theatre, NewMarket, ON, Canada.

Guest Reader, 2016

Text-hibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Scholarships and Awards

Board of Graduate Studies: Research Scholarship, 2018

The Constance Rooke Scholarship, 2016-2018

Pushcart Literary Prize for Nonfiction (nomination), 2019

Languages

English

Cantonese

Mandarin