Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

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Date(s) - 07/27//2017 - 07/29//2017
All Day


Readings, performances, workshops, pop-up libraries, book swap, writer-scholar speed dating, and more. Featured presenters include: Kazim Ali, Regie Cabico, Wo Chan, Jennifer Chang, Cathy Linh Che, Alexander Chee, Franny Choi, Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, Tarfia Faizullah, Sarh Gambito, Kimiko Hahn, Garrett Hongo, Simone Jacobson, Gowri Koneswaran, Larissa Lai, Don Lee, Li-Young Lee, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Ed Lin, Victory Matsui, Rajiv Mohabir, Kathy Pham, Paisley Rekdal, Beau Sia, Min Hyoung Song, Paul Tran, Ocean Vuong, Justin Woo, Karen Tei Yamashita, Timothy Yu. Thursday events at the National Portrait Gallery, Nan McEvoy Auditorium include a spoken word poetry workshop, a reading of queer Asian writers, Kundiman reading, and panel on Vietnamese Diasporic Literature, plus vendors at the Literary Lounge. Friday events at the Phillips Collection include: Kaya Press Reading, Bamboo Ridge Press Reading, Poetry Magazine reading, writer/scholar speed dating, panel on Vietnamese history, Asian American children’s literature panel, graphic book panel, one-on-one mentoring, open mic, and literary lounge. Friday night at Dupont Underground: Poetry Slam and Literaoke. Saturday events at the Library of Congress include: lectures on Asian American history.  Full schedule online.