Saturday, December 03, 2016

My Publications & Presentations Year in Review 2016


“An Exchange in Ukiah, CA, 2557,” Water~stone Review, Vol. 19 2016.

“This Island, New Laos,” LONTAR journal, October, 2016.

"Arachne's Daughter" and "The New Humenu, 2112," Defenestration, August 2016.

“Phaya Nak Goes to the West,” Uncanny Magazine, July/August 2016.

"Robohaikus" Jewish Mexican Literary Review, July 2016.

“Chimarine,” “A Distant Sound of War,” Dark Discoveries Magazine #35, July, 2016.

“The Pearl In the Shadows,” Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis, Martian Migraine Press, 2016.

“Minions,” Strange Horizons, April, 2016.

“Narrative of the Naga’s Heirs,” Uncanny Magazine, January/February 2016.

"Do Archaeologists Dream of Electric Sheep?," CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, November, 2016.

"The Cthulhu Cult in Early 20th Century Laos," The Book of Starry Wisdom, Strix Publishing, 2016

Presentations and Classes:

"Transitions: Refugee Memories and Imagination in Diasporic Expression," UC Davis, Davis, CA, March 7th.

"Southeast Asian Superheroes," Presenter with Nor Sanavongsay, Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Jose, CA, March 18-20.

"Gods and Demons: Writing From Your Own Pantheon," Instructor, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA, April 11th-May 9th.

"Crossing Borders: Hearing Other Voices in Poetry," Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Spring Conference, Featured Poet, Madison, WI, April 29th-30th

USEAA (United Southeast Asian American) Program End of Year Celebration, Keynote Speaker, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA, May 4th, 2016.

"The Last War Poem," Exhibited at Hmongstory 40 in Merced, CA, May 7-15th 2016.

National Lao American Writers Summit, Keynote Speaker, San Diego, CA, May 27-28th, 2016.

"Short Futures: Beyond the Epic," Presenter, CTRL+ALT, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, New York, November 11-12th, 2016.

"Science Fiction Poetry," Presenter with Jaymee Goh and Nikia Chaney, LOSCON 43, Los Angeles, CA, November 26th, 2016.

"Resistance Radio Heart," Performer with Margaret Rhee, et al, Kearny St. Workshop, San Francisco, CA, December 8th, 2016.

Interviews and Profiles:

"10 Questions With Bryan Thao Worra," Laotian American National Alliance, May 17th, 2016.

"Literature for Life: Mixing Laotian and American Culture with Poet Bryan Thao Worra," Man of the Hour Magazine, August 1st, 2016 (Warning: I had no input on this article, and it has a number of significant errors in its reporting, but is included in this list for completeness.)

"A Future We See Ourselves In: Talking With Bryan Thao Worra," Little Laos On The Prairie, September 12, 2016.

"Obama's Visit to Laos a Watershed Moment for L.A.'s Lao Community," L.A. Weekly, September 15th, 2016.

"Angry Reader of the Week: Bryan Thao Worra," Angry Asian Man, November 25, 2016

As an additional side note, this year time was spent as a Buddhist monk, a first-round reader for the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships in Literature, and I was elected as the first Lao American President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

My thanks to everyone who made this year possible!

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