All posts tagged: San Diego

Lao-Diaspora-of-the-Week: Nor Sanavongsay

This week, LLOTP launches our brief feature series, introducing you to the creatives and organizers of the Lao American Writers Summit 2016.  Give us your two sentence bio. Nor Sanavongsay is an artist who loves creating and exploring new ways of achieving great results in his work. He has been making his ideas real since the 5th grade. Describe in detail your favorite Lao dish. Dancing Larb Goong (shrimp) is my favorite because it’s entertaining and delicious. When you tell someone your ethnic background, what’s their first reaction? Confused and “I thought you were Filipino?” In three words, why people should attend the Lao American Writers Summit in San Diego? Creativity. Food. Fun Learn more about Nor’s work at Sahtu Press. Meet Nor and other community creatives at the next Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016.

Save the Date! San Diego hosts Lao American Writers Summit 2016

Mark your calendars and get those creative juices flowing! Spend your spring break with LLOTP and other literary and visual artists, activists, shakers and community builders this year at the 2016 Lao American Writers Summit from May 27-May 28, 2016 in sunny San Diego, California. LLOTP is excited to co-host and sponsor this year’s 2nd annual event. Keynote speakers include LLOTP editor and poet Bryan Thao Worra and Legacies of War‘s Channapha Khamvongsa. About the summit: 40 Years of Lao Diaspora, less than 40 Books of Lao American writers published. It has been a challenge for the Lao American community to be visible. Community issues, expression in art, and access to higher education are core to the problem of invisibility regarding Lao Americans. The summit aims to be a gathering space for creatives and professionals who are Lao American as well as those who support the community. Its objective is to open dialogue on the current state of creative writing, visual artistry, social media, and community advocacy of Lao Americans whose history ties with the events …