Event Lectures and Symposia Memory, Experience & Imagination in Works of Lao & Hmong American Authors

Date and Location

  • When: Monday, May 2, 2022

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  • This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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This event provides a unique forum for Lao and Hmong American authors to discuss their work and intellectual endeavors. The writers, Kao Kalia Yang, Bryan Thao Worra and Thavisouk Phrasavath will reflect on their work before joining a larger conversation with the audience. The program presents a critical but engaging exploration of the role of memory, experience and imagination in each author’s writings against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, global migration, refugees, the diaspora, and life in America. The talk will locate Lao and Hmong Americans as part of the larger American story, featuring voices not often highlighted at the Library of Congress.