LLOTP continues our brief feature series, introducing you to the creatives and organizers of the Lao American Writers Summit 2016. Meet Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri aka Binly, a Lao Lue American. Binly is leading the helm as the current Chair of the Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016 in San Diego. Because of his leadership and March being his birthday month, he is officially the first Lao-Diaspora-of-the-Month. Send him birthday wishes by contributing to the summit here.
My name is Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri. I dance, write poems, photograph life, and engineer things.
Describe your favorite Lao dish.
I love Lao / Lue Pizza – it’s a dish that uses Kao Niew on a frying pan and you press on it until it becomes a circle. You add Mak Toa Nao on it and maybe some eggs. Cut it into a slice, add soy sauce. It’s awesome.
When you tell someone your ethnic background, what’s their first reaction?
I have two reactions that are tied for first place. 1) “Huh? Where’s that?” 2) “No Way!?!? I thought you were Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, etc…”
In three words, why people should attend the Lao American Writers Summit in San Diego?
Inspiration, Visibility, Unity.
Learn more about Binly’s work at Snap Pilots. Other articles on Binly here.
Meet Binly and other creatives at the next
Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016. Seats are limited, register here.