Friday, July 24, 2015

Sahtu Press celebrates first year

This weekend, Lao American publisher Sahtu Press is celebrating its first-year anniversary. It's been an amazing year with a lot learned and many roads yet ahead, but I'm glad to have a chance to be a part of that journey, and I look forward to doing much more with everyone in the coming years. In addition to Nor Sanavongsay and myself, we've been able to work closely with Krysada Panusith Phounsiri from San Diego, the wonderful folks at Rabbit Fool Press, Kevin Minh Allen, Soul Vang, David Zander and Sunny Chanthanouvong to help them share their voices with the world.

We've been able to take part in some historic events such as the National Lao American Symposium and Writers Summit, and to observe festivals such as Wondercon, CONvergence, the Oakland Book Festival, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. We were able to tour to some wonderful cities such as Fresno, Ukiah, Minneapolis, Madison, Philadelphia, and many more yet ahead. We thank you all for the outstanding support you've given us, the insightful feedback and the energy and encouragement to reach for more.

Little Laos on the Prairie has the main write-up on the year that's been, and some of the incredible things we've been a part of. I'm looking forward to seeing what books we'll put out next year, and am still looking for new books of poetry, children's books and other creative works for the press.

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