The next two weeks are packed with lots of good stuff, so I hope to see you there if you can make it!
The Southeast Asian American Poetry TableWe'll discuss the whys, hows and fun of writing Southeast Asian American poetry in a down-to-earth conversation! Space is limited to ca. 15 to 20 people.
Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8 PM
The J & S Bean Factory,
1342 Thomas Avenue
St. Paul, MN
This discussion will include great places to send poems, techniques and other opportunities and news that's coming up. We're holding it at the J & S Bean Factory because it's where much of my upcoming book, On The Other Side of the Eye, was written.
Depending on your response, we may make this a regular event!
On Friday, the 23rd, I'm presenting a workshop at Macalester College during the 2007 National Student Conference on the Mixed Race Experience:
"Expressing Experience: Poetry and Polycultural Perspectives"
Our experiences with one another can be difficult to express, but poetry is a significant means to help examine our lives in meaningful ways. Transcultural adoptee Bryan Thao Worra will demonstrate his techniques and provide you easy, usable ways to talk about your experience with your family and friends through the literary arts.
I've covered this already, but remember to swing by the Bloomington Art Center Writers' Festival and Book Fair. It's Sat. March 24, 2007 – 11:30 AM –3:30 PM at the Bloomington Art Center 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Finally, if you're near the Normandale Community College, you have a chance to see:
Tripmasters: Hmong and Lao Writers on a More Global Minnesota
Reading and panel discussion
Wednesday, March 28th
May Lee, Shoua Lee, Bryan Thao Worra and Katie Ka Vang.