Thursday, October 29, 2009


A great line up of some of my favorite Hmong writers in Minnesota. If you're free on Monday night, this is a don't miss:

If you're interested in new voices by emerging Hmong American writers and new works-in-progress by more established Hmong American writers, check out the Lowertown Reading Jam at the Black Dog this Monday November 2, 7-8:30 p.m. The featured readers include Gaoiaong Vang, Mai Yang Xiong, Linda Hawj, Mai Neng Moua, and May Lee-Yang.

What: Reading by Hmong Women and Girls
When: Monday, November 2 from 7-8:30 PM
Where: Black Dog Cafe, 308 Prince Street (kitty corner from St. Paul Farmer's Market)
Why: Good literature

This is presented as part of the The Saint Paul Almanac series of ten Reading Jams, each curated and produced by well-known Saint Paul writers and spoken word artists, at Black Dog CafĂ© on the first Monday of each month, which began in October 2009. In addition, a variety of independent coffee shops and public venues throughout the city are holding readings by contributors to the Saint Paul Almanac in the weeks following the launch. They intentionally expand language/communication experiences with a visual artist rendering each reading visually, and an interpreter signing each event. Come check it out and support the literary arts in Saint Paul!

The Saint Paul Almanac is sponsored by KFAI: Radio Without Boundaries, the City of Saint Paul, the Saint Paul STAR Program, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Lowertown Future Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation, Twin Cities Daily Planet, the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, and Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.

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