October 31st I'm co-hosting the Dead (Poe)ts & Writers Halloween Party at Kieran's Irish Pub, 330 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (612) 339-4499 www.kierans.com to support the Loft Literary Center.
November 10th I'm reading for the Normandale Reading Series at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN.
November 14th I'm reading at the Minnesota Transracial Film Festival sponsored by Adopsource at Oak Street Cinema at 309 Oak Street SE in Minneapolis.
November 18th I'm presenting at St. Cloud State University as part of ASIA's Social Justice Week. This year's theme is: Open Your Eyes, Here I Stand: Asian American.
December 11th I'm at the ALEC Conference in Sacramento, California with Catzie Vilayphonh and Ova Saopeng, as well as Oscar-nominated Thavisouk Phrasivath, who is the keynote speaker. I'll have copies of BARROW and Tanon Sai Jai available.
January 13th I'm reading at Birch Bark Books in Minneapolis as part of the popular Birch Bark Books reading series.
In February, 2010 I'm reading at Otterbein College for the very first time since I left in 1997.
March 5th-7th I'll be at Marscon 2010 in Minnesota. Their theme is Dark Lords and Femme Fatales. How can I resist that?
April 7th-9th, 2010 I'm at the AWP Conference in Denver, Colorado.
April 10th-11th, 2010 I'm at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Austin, TX.
May, 2010 I'm at the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Asian Pacific Heritage Dinner. The date is still to be determined, but there's some exciting things happening this year.
May 28-31st, 2010 I'll be in Tennessee celebrating Lao American heritage with the Royal Lao Classical Dancers.
June 18th, 2010 I'll be at award-winning author and comic book artist Gene Yang's reading at the Loft as part of the Loft Mentor Series. You have to check out his work, particularly American Born Chinese.
July 1-4th, 2010 I'm presenting at Convergence in Minnesota- This year's theme is BRING ON THE BAD GUYS. It's going to be great!
July 10-12th, 2010 I'll be with the Minnesota Dragon Festival. Dragon boat races, great entertainment and more!
August 6th-8th, 2010 I'll be at Diversicon with Guest of Honor William F. Wu.
August 13th-15th is the Lao American Writer's Summit in Minneapolis. An opportunity for Lao American writers and artists to meet with their readers and one another to talk about our work and upcoming projects and ways to support the growth of Lao American literature around the world. It will also be the third year anniversary celebration for the release of my book On The Other Side Of The Eye!
August 21st-23rd there's a good possibility I'll be in Elgin, IL to celebrate Lao American heritage with the community there.
And coming around full circle? October, 2010 is the Twin Cities Book Festival and the ARCANA horror convention.
And maybe somewhere in between there, I'll release a new book or something. :) Cheers and thanks for all of your support.