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    Kearny Street Workshop and the San Francisco Arts Commission Chinatown Community Arts Program present A Reading by Vietnamese American Writers Mong Lan Truong
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2001
      Kearny Street Workshop and the San Francisco Arts Commission Chinatown
      Community Arts Program present

      A Reading by Vietnamese American Writers

      Mong Lan
      Truong Tran
      John Vu

      Sunday, September 9, 2 to 4 pm.
      Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery
      750 Kearny Street, 3rd Fl. (Holiday Inn)
      San Francisco
      Admission Free

      All of the writers immigrated to America when they were young, and their
      writings reflect this dual culture. The reading features two published
      poets, Mong Lan and Truong Tran, and emerging prose writer John Vu.

      Mông-Lan’s first collection of poetry, Song of the Cicadas, is the winner of
      the 2000 Juniper Prize. She is a writer, visual artist, and dancer. After
      the fall of Saigon, she immigrated with her family to America at a young
      age. She currently is a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
      In her book, she conveys the certainty that even when the world stops making
      sense, decency and beauty somehow survive. From Saigon to San Francisco, she
      combines the earthly and the ecstatic, the animal and the sublime, to create
      lyrics that tempt and haunt.

      Truong Tran was born in 1969 in Saigon, Vietnam. He and his family
      immigrated to the United States where they resettled in the San Francisco
      Bay Area. Tran's poems have been published in numerous literary journals
      including ZYZZYVA, The American Voice, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, and The
      North Dakota Quarterly. His first book, The Book of Perceptions, a
      collection of poems/fragments coupled with the photography of Chung Hoang
      Chuong, was published by KSW in 1999. The book was finalist for the Kiriyama
      Pacific Rim Book Prize. Truong has a second collection from Apogee Press
      entitled Placing the Accents. He is the recipient of poetry fellowships from
      the Arts Council of Santa Clara, The California Arts Council and The
      Creative Work Fund. His third collection will be published in 2002.

      John Vu was born in Vietnam in 1972 and moved to the United States with his
      family after the war. John has degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and
      Management at UC Santa Cruz and Claremont Graduate University. He lives in
      San Francisco. John attended KSW’s all-level Creative Writing class taught
      by Roy Kamada and has read his work at KSW student readings.

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      SAVE THE DATE!
      Kearny Street Workshop's
      APAture: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans
      is coming September 18 - 29, 2001
      to SomArts in San Francisco.
      more info: www.kearnystreet.org/apature.html
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