Friday, February 26, 2016
Happy Birthday, Nor Sanavongsay!
This weekend is Sahtu Press founder Nor Sanavongsay's birthday!
For his birthday present he'd love to see it if the community can help the 2016 Lao American Writers Summit: San Diego reach 50% funding this Sunday. Will you please help to spread the word?
The Lao American Writers Summit means a lot to him because it gave him the encouragement to finish his first book after 10 years and to create a publishing company that eases the way for others to share Lao American voices with the world.
And now we have a chance to make a difference in San Diego, where over 8,000 Lao are rebuilding their lives today!
Nor Sanavongsay is an award-winning Lao American illustrator and writer in the San Francisco Bay area and the founder of Sahtu Press. He has been a presenting featured artist of the SatJaDham Lao Literary Project, the National Lao American Writers Summit, the Lao Artists Festival of Elgin, among many others.
He is the author of children's books inspired by Lao folktales, such as "Xieng Mieng: A Sticky Mess". He has worked for numerous companies including Encyclopaedia Britannica, Sears, Zoosk, and Barnes & Noble among others. He has presented at Zappcon, Convolution, and the upcoming Silicon Valley Comic Con, and created art for events such as Diversicon and been featured in Strange Horizons magazine.
You can learn more about the 2016 Lao American Writers Summit at: http://sahtupress.com/lao-writers-summit/