We had a packed house for our show at the Loft literary center, and I think we gave one of our strongest readings yet.
Which is good considering all of the work and time that went into it.
We had wonderful company, from fellow writers, film-makers, actors and actresses, musicians and visual artists in the audience. Hmong writers Shoua Lee, Noukou Thao, Peter Yang and May Lee were with us, providing some great backup support during this time and Katie Vang did a great job as an emcee- we would happily have her emcee for us again.
We gave away some great door prizes, including a rare reproduction of the original photograph used for the cover to Bamboo Among the Oaks, a year membership to the Loft Literary Center, as well as large prints of pictures from our travels to Laos.
We also had an art exhibition featuring the work of Hmong and Lao artists including the work of Sai Vang, Penh Lor, Vongduane Manivong and Pacyinz Lyfoung.The show ran exactly on time, starting at 7:15 and going til 8:30. We then went to Cafe BonXai on University Avenue for the after-party.
And all on a Friday evening after work!
Who could ask for anything more! :)
I'd definitely do it again.
And as a quick plug, May Lee and Shoua Lee will be doing their show at the Loft this February on Friday, 2/16! You don't want to miss it!