Diasporic Vietnamese Literary Festival Set for April 19

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San Francisco, CA - The Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network (DVAN) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) present the Fourth San Francisco Diasporic Vietnamese Literary Festival, showcasing the works of Vietnamese writers, poets and performers. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the San Francisco African American Arts and Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton St.

The event features locally and internationally-recognized writers, poets and performance artists, including Anhvu Buchanan (The Disordered), recipient of the James D. Phelan Award, and American Book Award winner Bich Minh Nguyen (Pioneer Girl.) Phong Nguyen, winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award, will read from his second short story collection Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History, while Thao Nguyen will present an excerpt from her one-woman show, Fortunate Daughter.

We are proud to feature internationally-acclaimed Canadian Vietnamese author Kim Thuy (Ru), whose novels has won prestigious prizes in Canada, including the Govenor’s General Award. Kim Thuy’s works have been published in multiple languages, including English, German, and Polish.

We also welcome our special guest filmmaker Masahiro Sugano, who will present a special preview of his new documentary “Cambodian Son.”

A reception will follow the reading, providing the audience with a chance to chat and mingle with the writers and artists. Tickets, priced at $15, can be purchased online at http://sfvietlitfestival.brownpapertickets.com

The festival is co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department at SF State University, California College of the Arts and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), founded in 1996, supports and produces multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States. DVAN, an epicenter of professional Vietnamese American artists, writers, and academics, aims to promote literary and visual art from the Vietnamese Diaspora.


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