On Friday, August 10th, fans of Asian American spoken word, art and poetry in Minnesota are invited to the exciting and historic release celebration of On The Other Side Of The Eye.
Acclaimed writers reading include award-winning Vietnamese American spoken word artist Bao Phi, Hmong American writer Katie Vang, and acclaimed Filipina American poet and educator Barbara Jane Reyes, author of Gravities of Center and Poeta en San Francisco. This will be the first reading in the Twin Cities for the Bay Area-based Reyes.
Acclaimed poet Oscar Bermeo is also coming!
Hmong American artist and educator Seexeng Lee is displaying his paintings while spoken word artist and scholar Juliana Pegues, author of Immigrant Dictionary, is the MC.
Tyree Campbell, editor and publisher of Sam's Dot Publishing will be in attendance, as will Yuk Ki Lau, who designed the cover for On The Other Side of the Eye.
Editors and authors from Whistling Shade, Tripmaster Monkey, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Northography will be present, as will educators, librarians, writers, artists, students and community builders from across Minnesota. And mom and my aunts and uncles. Thanks, everybody!
This free evening is open to everyone and features snacks and beverages, door prizes, author signings and other entertainment.
Refreshments have been arranged by Mao Vang and Cakes by Fhoua.
A special nod to 18Xeem Magazine, who has sent some great sample issues for our audience, and Eye.D Magazine for sending some nice promotional post-cards to increase the exposure of Hmong American magazines.
This release party for On The Other Side of the Eye is August 10th at the Loft Literary Center at 1011 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis. The doors open at 6:30 PM and the main program begins at 7 PM until 9 PM.
The Afterparty will take place at the Peking Garden Restaurant on University Avenue starting at 10!
Thanks for all of your support, everybody!