Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Reading at Mendocino College on May 7th
As part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I'll be reading at the Mendocino College Library in Ukiah, California at 7pm. The official press release can be found at the college website. I'll be reading selections from DEMONSTRA for 30 minutes but also opening the floor to questions and an open mic.
This reading is particularly significant because this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lao diaspora that has sent over 700,000 Laotians around the world to countries such as the US, Australia, France, Canada, Thailand, Japan, England and more. DEMONSTRA received the 2014 Elgin Award for Book of the Year from the Science Fiction Poetry Association and many of the poems in this collection address the diaspora, particularly the long poem, "The Dream Highway of Ms. Mannivongsa."
This event is sponsored by Friends of the Mendocino College Library, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation. Please visit www.mendocino.edu for more information about the event or visit http://foundation.mendocino.edu/site/ for more information about the Mendocino College Foundation. Mendocino College is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah, CA.