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Saturday, October 15 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network

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Vietnamese American literature has been flourishing in America, thanks to DVAN, an alliance of artists and writers. Come hear some of their most exciting voices.

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Aimee Phan

Aimee Phan grew up in Orange County, California, and now teaches in the MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts. A 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, Aimee received her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she won a Maytag Fellowship. Her first book, We Should Never Meet, was named a Notable Book by the Kiryama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian... Read More →

Participants
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Anhvu Buchanan

Anhvu Buchanan is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press) and Backhanded Compliments & Other Ways to Say I Love You (Works on Paper Press ) He is the recipient of the 2010 James D. Phelan Award and also received an Individual Artists Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He received an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State and currently teaches in Berkeley.
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Trami Nguyen Cron

Founder, Chopsticks Alley
Trami Nguyen Cron was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and when she was eight years old left Vietnam with her family for France. Three years later, they settled in the United States. | | Trami, a longtime resident of Northern California and is the founder of Chopsticks Alley, a multi-media publication that promotes positive images of Vietnamese-American for the VietNow generation. | | When asked about why she wanted to author a book about the... Read More →
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Lan Anh Le

Lananh Lê is a Viêtnamese artist and writer, based in Oakland, CA. After having graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity in 2015, Lananh has been working on the intersection between arts and activism with Jeff Chang, Roberta Uno and other artists from ArtChangeUS and Ford Foundation's Future Aesthetics. Currently, Lananh is working on multiple projects in writing, visual art and film, revolving... Read More →
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Danny Thanh Nguyen

Danny Thanh Nguyen is the editor of AS IS, an anthology of Vietnamese | American art and literature, and is the former fiction editor of | Indiana Review. His stories and personals essays have appeared in Gulf | Coast, Hyphen Magazine, and The Full Spectrum. Danny is currently a | Kundiman Fiction Fellow.
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Fong Tran

Poet, Fong Tran Poetry
STORY: I was raised by a single mother in a Vietnamese family of five, fleeing from the aftermath and resettlement of the Vietnam War. I'm a proud product of South Sacramento, however growing up this neighborhood under welfare and food stamps, did not allow me many opportunities to thrive as a young person. I was one of three students from my high school to get accepted and attend UC Berkeley. Therefore, I’ve relentlessly seek to support... Read More →
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Jaq Nguyen Victor

Jaq Nguyen Victor is a filmmaker, stand up comic, playwright, and emerging therapist. Made of equal parts trans-whimsy and queer-wit, they are doing their Vietnamese-best to create original pieces that are playful and politicized. Jaq’s favorite work includes Drugs for Unicorns, Gender Assimilation: A Rebuttal, and Decolonizing is Like Hard. For their role in The Kid Thing at New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC), Jaq received a 2015... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Samovar 411 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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