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VAALA presents 

In Santa Ana, CA: Viet Book Fest

Saturday, June 3, 2023. 10 am-9 pm

From VAALA: Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association's Facebook page:

Join us in the all-day three-event festival celebrating diasporic Vietnamese literature centering around the Downtown Santa Ana area. In partnership with the @DiasporicVietnameseArtistsNetwork.

Morning Event, 10am to 1:30pm at the Santa Ana Public Library: An Author’s Panel featuring the editors of the 25th edition of “Watermark: Vietnamese Poetry and Prose” and the esteemed poet Lan Duong, with her newest book “Nothing Follows”. The panel will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner, Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Afternoon Event, 3pm to 5pm at the Alta Baja Market: 

Tina Huynh and Jessica Dinh, book signing, The Vietnamese Children's Songbook and many other authors.

A Book Market with several up-and-coming and established Vietnamese authors. There will be a book talk and a book signing with all authors.

Evening Event, 7pm to 9pm at the The Frida Cinema: Open Mic Night with several local spoken word artists.

For event registration and book information, click on the link below:

To check out all the books that will be celebrated at the festival, click on the link below:

"Scent of Memories" by Erin Guinup. Celebrating the Việt Hương Community Garden and its community gardeners, many of whom are refugees, in Tacoma, WA. January 2021. Tacoma Refugee Choir at Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound.

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