Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lao American Writers Summit cups

Lao American poet Krysada Panusith Phounsiri reminds you, souvenir coffee cups are available if you forgot to get one at the Lao American Writers Summit in San Diego this May. Contact sahtupress@gmail.com for more details. Advertisements

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Happy birthday Soudary Kittivong-Greenbaum

Happy birthday to writer Soudary Kittivong-Greenbaum, who was one of the founders of the SatJaDham Lao Literary Project that began in the 1990s to bring together the diasporic voice of  Lao Americans.

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President Obama in Laos

This week, US president Barack Obama arrived in Laos and became the first American president to ever visit the nation. Lao American artist Nor Sanavongsay did this portrait to celebrate the the occasion.

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Lao American artists recognized for community service

Congratulations to Lao American writer and artist Nor Sanavongsay and Alisak Sanavongsay who were both among those recognized with a Community Appreciation Award from the Laotian American Community of Fresno on Saturday, August 27th. The awards were presented as part of … Continue reading

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Lao-American Reading Center Opens in Luang Prabang

The Lao-American reading center is open in the Luang Prabang Public Library. Hours are Mondays-Fridays 8:00-17:00. Topics include business and economics, protection of the environment, trafficking in persons and narcotics, democracy and human rights, and current events in ASEAN countries … Continue reading

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Laotian American Annual Gala in Fresno, August 27th

The Laotian-American Community of Fresno is a 501(c) non-profit organization that was established in the year 2000. Their mission is to empower youths and families to achieve educational and socioeconomic success. Their programs consist of youth mentoring, leadership development, family … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Souvankham Thammavongsa

Happy birthday to award-winning Lao Canadian writer Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of the books Small Arguments; Found; and Light. She is the recipient of the prestigious Trillium award and holds numerous other distinctions to her name.

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