Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lao artist spotlight: Chanida Phaengdara Potter

Chanida Phaengdara Potter is a Lao American nonprofit professional, storyteller, and community builder. She is the founding editor of the internationally-acclaimed online publication, Little Laos on the Prairie and executive director of The SEAD Project. Born in Viengxai, Laos; Chanida’s home … Continue reading

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Taking Your Dreams To The Next Level: An Interview with Krysada Panusith Phounsiri

Krysada Panusith Phounsiri, better known as “Binly” is a Lao-American artist and engineer. He was born in Laos in 1988 and came to America with his family in 1989. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a Physics and … Continue reading

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SatJaDham Lao Literary Project celebrates 20 years

The SatJaDham Lao Literary Project was one of the oldest continuous networks of Laotian American writers in existence, first established on April, 11 1995. This year marks 20 years since the organization formed. During the National Lao American Symposium and Writers … Continue reading

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Little Laos on the Prairie interviews Aloun Phoulavan

Little Laos on the Prairie recently interviewed Lao American visual artist Aloun Phoulavan from Minnesota. Phoulavan has been one of many artists working with the Lao Assistance Center and other national efforts to encourage emerging Lao artists in the community … Continue reading

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Asian American Literary Review: (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

The Asian American Literary Review just released its special issue (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War featuring new creative literary works of Southeast Asian American writers from across the US representing a variety of perspectives. The issue costs $26 and was guest edited … Continue reading

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Sequel to “A Sticky Mess” coming

Lao American author Nor Sanavongsay announced his follow-up book to A Sticky Mess was making progress with hopes for a release in late 2015, early 2016. In the sequel, readers will learn how a young novice got his name Xieng Mieng … Continue reading

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[Poem] The Race by Krysada Panusith Phounsiri

You can read a poem by Lao American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri at the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center’s blog 40 & Forward entitled “The Race” inspired by the journey of his aunt as she crossed the Mekong River in an … Continue reading

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