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First National Asian American Literature Festival in Washington DC

Asain American Literature Festival
Photo Credit: Smithsonian

From July 27-29 in Washington DC, the Asian American Literature Festival will showcase some of the best Asian American works as well as provide a think-tank style atmosphere to examine the question of what Asian American literature means in today’s moment.

The first national festival of its kind in the US, the Asian American Literature Festival responds to the flood of Asian American works in classrooms, magazines, and bestseller lists by bringing the field’s best authors, poets, academics, and readers together.

The festival’s central questions include: How does an influx of works affect literary traditions? What is the future of Asian American literature and will current events change tomorrow’s literary community? 

The festival’s events will take place at the Smithsonian, the Phillips Collection, Dupont Underground, and the Library of Congress. The festival’s final day, featuring lectures by authors including Karen Tei Yamashita and readings by Kundiman fellows Vt Hung, Mark Keats, and Sejal Shah, will be held at the Library of Congress on July 29.

For more information or to register to attend this free event, click here.

 

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