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4.23.2010

outspoken: vietnamese poets of the diaspora II


Short notice, but if you're a poetry fan in the Bay Area, I wanted to let you know about Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II, the Vietnamese International Poetry Festival presented by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network.

The program includes Anh Vu Buchanan, Kim-An Lieberman, Lan Tran, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Andrew Lam, Dao Strom and Viet Nguyen, who will be serving as emcee. It's happening this Saturday, April 24 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Here's some event info:
Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II
Saturday, April 24, 2010
7:00 p.m. Reading - Fleet Room, Fort Mason Center,
9:30 p.m. Reception - Book Bay Fort Mason, Building C Room 165

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Diasporaic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) present—Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II, Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fleet Room at the Fort Mason Center.

This special event celebrates the large and thriving Vietnamese community in the Bay Area and brings Vietnamese American poets from around the country to read and perform.

Outspoken brings the new voices of international poetry to the center stage, featuring Anh Vu Buchanan , Andrew Lam, Kim-An Lieberman, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Dao Strom and Lan Tran. Emceed by Viet Nguyen, promises to be a special evening filled with culture and literary life.

Immediately following the reading will be a reception held at Book Bay Fort Mason, featuring music, food and more.
It's time to get some poetry in your brain. For more information, go to the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library website here or the DVAN website here. There's also Facebook event page here.