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Film, Video 2019 Asian American Literature Festival

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Title

  • 2019 Asian American Literature Festival

Summary

  • Four events at the Library of Congress celebrated Asian American literature during a three-day city-wide festival.
    • Novelist Monique Truong gave a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked.
    • Poets Jennifer Chang and Cathy Park Hong uncovered the work of lesser-known senior poets who importantly shaped Asian American literary culture. Mini-lectures were followed by readings of poets' work inspired by these secret histories.
    • Poet Arthur Sze gave a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked.
    • Poets Kazim Ali and Ching-In Chen uncovered the work of lesser-known senior poets who importantly shaped Asian American literary culture. Mini-lectures will be followed by readings of poets' work inspired by these secret histories.

Event Date

  • August 03, 2019

Running Time

  • 5 hours 7 minutes 28 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Asian American Literature Festival. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8926/.

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Asian American Literature Festival. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8926/.

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Asian American Literature Festival. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8926/>.