Sun, Dec 06 | Live on Face via Zoom

Speculative Sundays Poetry Reading Series Presents Bryan Thao Worra

Renowned Lao American pathbreaker, poet Bryan Thao Worra, fearless leader of the SFPA, reads his worldshaping work on December 6 as a part of the Speculative Sundays Series
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Speculative Sundays Poetry Reading Series Presents Bryan Thao Worra

Time & Location

Dec 06, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Live on Face via Zoom

About the Event

The Speculative Sundays Poetry Reading Series presents the renowned Lao American poet, Bryan Thao Worra on Sunday, December 6, 2020, from 7 to 8 pm EST, live on Facebook, via Zoom. Viewers may access the event on Facebook @specpo or access via Zoom by contacting Bryan Thao Worra is author of DEMONSTRA (2013); BARROW (2009); Winter Ink (2008); On the Other Side of the Eye (2007) and The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: Our Dinner with Cluster Bombs (2003). His work appears in over 100 international publications, including Astropoetica, Cha, Asian Pacific American Journal, Hyphen, Lantern Review, Kartika Review, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, Expanded Horizons, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Strange Horizons, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Innsmouth Free Press. His new publication, BEFORE WE REMEMBER WE DREAM, (2020, Sahtu Press), blends memoir and Southeast Asian history, myth, horror and science fiction to examine 45 years of the Lao diaspora. He was selected as a Cultural Olympian during the 2012 London Summer Olympics' Poetry Parnassus convened by the Southbank Centre. His work is part of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. He is the first Lao American professional member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, of which he is currently president. Bryan Thao Worra’s honors include a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Asian Pacific American Leadership Award in the Arts from the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. He works on Lao and Southeast Asian American refugee resettlement issues across the United States.

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