Hmong-American literary anthology continues fall reading series

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Hmong-American literary anthology continues fall reading series

The second reading in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and the Fresno Poets Association fall series at California State University, Fresno spotlights editors Andre Yang and Burlee Vang and their “How do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology”.

The free public event will beginat 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Henry Madden Library, Room 2206. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

“How Do I Begin?” is a glimpse into the Hmong-American experience, where readers encounter differences between cultures, loss of a country, intergenerational tensions and staying true to values.

Yang is Fresno State’s recipient of the 2011 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees Scholar award, who will receive his MFA in 2012. Vang is a graduate of the MFA program and the author of the acclaimed “The Dead I Know: Incantation for Rebirth.”

Future readings in the series are:

  • Oct. 13 – MFA faculty (Madden Library, Room 2206)
  • Oct. 21 – “Jesse’s Ghost: A Novel” with Frank Bergon (Alice Peters Auditorium, University Business Center)
  • Nov. 3 – “Take Me to the River: Fishing, Swimming and Dreaming on the San Joaquin” with Coke Hallowell and Joell Hallowell (Madden Library, Room 2206)

For more information, contact Cindy Wathen at 559.278.1569 or

(Copy by University Communications news intern Nicole Maul.)

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