Award-winning writer Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay has joined the board of directors of the St. Paul Almanac.
The Saint Paul Almanac is a literary organization that creates opportunities for understanding, learning, and building relationships through sharing people's stories. As a community-driven publication, the almanac's editors find writers everywhere—"talking to their friends and family, people at restaurants, the farmers' market, festivals, writers' groups, coffee shops," said founder Kimberly Nightingale.
A Lao American resident of St. Paul, Vongsay was declared a 2011 Changemaker by Intermedia Arts for her community service. She was a co-chair of the 2010 National Lao American Writers Summit and the acclaimed Legacies of War: Refugee Nation Twin Cities multimedia exhibit. Vongsay has been at the forefront of bringing Lao Minnesota literary arts to national prominence.
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