Yutaka Dirks is a writer living in Montreal. He writes short stories, creative non-fiction, comic books and essays. His journalism highlights issues of social justice.
His writing has been nominated for the Canadian Association of Journalists/CWA Canada Award for Labour Reporting, the CBC Literary Prize for Creative Non-Fiction and his fiction and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including The Los Angeles Review of Books, THIS Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Ricepaper Magazine, Rabble.ca, Briarpatch and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
A long-time social justice activist, popular educator and community organizer, he contributed to Beautiful Trouble: A toolbox for revolution, published by O/R Books (Between the Lines Books released the book in Canada).
He has taught in the Community Worker Program at George Brown College and has been an invited speaker at Osgoode Hall Law School, Wilfred Laurier University and at many conferences and community events across Canada.