Monday, May 25, 2015
Laotian-American Community of Fresno hosts 3 Lao American Writers
On Saturday, May 30th, thanks to an invitation by the Laotian-American Community of Fresno, Sahtu Press authors are presenting at the Fresno County Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, California from 3:00 to 4:00 with a book-signing briefly afterwards. The event is free and will be providing refreshments and beverages for guests.
The Laotian-American Community of Fresno was founded in 2000 by concerned Laotian community members as a source of mentorship, guidance, and support for community members and their families as new lives were being established in the United States. Fresno has a population of nearly 7,000 Laotians.
This is the first time the three award-winning Lao-American authors have appeared in California together:
Nor Sanavongsay is an award-winning Lao-American writer in the San Francisco Bay area and the founder of Sahtu Press. He has been a member 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
The reading is also a historic occasion because this month is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and the 40th anniversary since the end of the war in 1975 and the beginning of the Lao Diaspora. After this, they will attend the very first Oakland Book Festival at booth 16 at the Frank Ogawa Plaza near the Oakland City Hall.