Street Address: 
TBA
City: 
Washington
State/Region: 
DC
Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00pm

Hosted by the Smithsonian
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Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival
July 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Dupont Underground
Full Schedule TBA
www.smithsonianapa.org/lit/

read books • make books • swap books • donate books to new spaces • connect • share resources • be inspired • mentor and be mentored

Come for the launch of a new Asian American poetry issue of POETRY magazine, a host of performances, mentoring, workshops and maker spaces, pop-up libraries, tarot readings, writer-scholar speed-dating, a bookswap, an animated adaptation of a chapter from Viet Nguyen’s forthcoming novel *The Committed* (sequel to *The Sympathizer*), and a durational collective reading of Carlos Bulosan’s *America is in the Heart*.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Karen Tei Yamashita · Alexander Chee · Paisley Rekdal · Ocean Vuong · Timothy Yu · Tarfia Faizullah · Don Share · Kimiko Hahn · Kazim Ali · Cathy Linh Che · Andrew Lam · Cathy Schlund-Vials · Rajini Srikanth · Min Hyoung Song · PJ Gubatina Policarpio · Keith Chow · Wo Chan · Matt Huynh · Sueyeun Juliette Lee · Sarah Park Dahlen · Regie Cabico · Isabelle Thuy Pelaud · Caroline Kyungah Hong

PARTNERS
Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center · POETRY Magazine and the Poetry Foundation · Association of Asian American Studies · Kundiman · Kaya Press · The Asian American Literary Review · Circle for Asian American Literary Studies · Poets and Writers · Academy of American Poets · Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) · Dupont Underground · Poetry Society of America · 826DC · Asian American LEAD · Subdrift

FEATURED ELEMENTS:
-Launch of POETRY magazine special issue
-Intimate Lecture Series: on Asian American literary history
-Literary Address Series: on the state of Asian American literature
-Mentoring across Generations reading and talk
-Walk-in Mentoring for writers of all levels
-Literary Lounge, with a bookswap, intimate readings, podcast interview station, resource tables, and book sales tables
-Animated Adaptation of the prologue to Viet Nguyen’s *The Committed* by Matt Huynh
-PAL Pilipino American Library, curated by PJ Gubatina Policarpio
-Durational Collective Reading of Carlos Bulosan’s *America is in the Heart*
-LITERAOKE, curated by Kaya Press
-Reading Series by Kundiman and DVAN
-Panel talk on Asian American Children's Lit
-Nerds of Color Comic, curated by Keith Chow
-Writer-Scholar Speed-Dating
-Late Nite Salons
-Micro Book Clubs