Asian American Literature Festival @ Washington, D.C., Washington [from 27 to 29 July]

Asian American Literature Festival


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27 - 29
July
13:00 - 22:00

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Asian American Literature Festival
July 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
at the Smithsonian, Phillips Collection, Dupont Underground, and the Library of Congress
smithsonianapa.org/lit/
Full Schedule here: smithsonianapa.org/lit/schedule/

read books • make books • swap books • donate books to new spaces • connect • share resources • be inspired • mentor and be mentored

Come for the launch of a new Asian American poetry issue of POETRY magazine, a host of performances, mentoring, workshops and maker spaces, pop-up libraries, tarot readings, writer-scholar speed-dating, a bookswap, an animated adaptation of a chapter from Viet Nguyen’s forthcoming novel *The Committed* (sequel to *The Sympathizer*), and a durational collective reading of Carlos Bulosan’s *America is in the Heart*.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Karen Tei Yamashita · Alexander Chee · Paisley Rekdal · Garrett Hongo · Timothy Yu · Tarfia Faizullah · Kimiko Hahn · Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge · Kazim Ali · Sarah Gambito · Cathy Linh Che · Andrew Lam · Jennifer Chang · Cathy Schlund-Vials · Rajini Srikanth · Min Hyoung Song · PJ Gubatina Policarpio · Keith Chow · Matt Huynh · Sueyeun Juliette Lee · Regie Cabico · Sarah Park Dahlen · Ellen Oh · Minh Le · Susan Tan · Hena Khan · Isabelle Thuy Pelaud · Caroline Kyungah Hong · Rajiv Mohabir · Ryan Lee Wong · Franny Choi · Don Lee · Akhil Sharma · Tsering Wangmo Dhompa · Khaty Xiong · John Yau · Ed Lin · Gerald Maa · Vu Tran · Linh Dinh · Thi Bui · Neelanjana Banerjee · Gina Apostol · Victory Matsui · Sejal Shah · Mimi Khúc · Paul Tran · Janine Joseph · VT Hung · Shamala Gallagher · Sally Wen Mao · Larissa Lai · Wo Chan · Peggy Lee · Christine Kitano · Gowri K · Mark Keats · Tammy Nguyen · Grace Jahng Lee · Justin Monson · Minh Le · Ellen Oh · Hena Khan · Susan Tan · Nicole Chung · Dr. Nguyen Quoc Tri · Gene Oishi · Anelise Chen · Hari Alluri · Tanzila Ahmed · Yanyi · Rami Karim · Kyle Lucia Wu · Mariam Bazeed · Jyothi Natarajan · Gail Harada · Brenda Kwon · Christy Passion · Juliet Kono · Louie Vital · Kita Marshall · Jerrica Escoto · Justin Woo · Simone Jacobson

PARTNERS
Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center · POETRY Magazine and the Poetry Foundation · Association of Asian American Studies · Kundiman · Kaya Press · The Asian American Literary Review · Circle for Asian American Literary Studies · Poets and Writers · Academy of American Poets · Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) · Dupont Underground · Poetry Society of America · 826DC · Asian American LEAD · Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) · DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

FEATURED ELEMENTS:
-Launch of POETRY magazine special issue
-Intimate Lecture Series: on Asian American literary history
-Literary Address Series: on the state of Asian American literature
-Mentoring across Generations reading and talk
-Walk-in Mentoring for writers of all levels
-Literary Lounge, with a bookswap, intimate readings, podcast interview station, resource tables, and book sales tables
-Animated Adaptation of the prologue to Viet Nguyen’s *The Committed* by Matt Huynh
-PAL Pilipino American Library, curated by PJ Gubatina Policarpio
-Durational Collective Reading of Carlos Bulosan’s *America is in the Heart*
-LITERAOKE, curated by Kaya Press
-Reading Series by Kundiman and DVAN
-Panel talk on Asian American Children's Lit
-Nerds of Color Comic, curated by Keith Chow
-Writer-Scholar Speed-Dating
-Late Nite Salons
-Micro Book Clubs
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