Author Archives: Laomagination Media

About Laomagination Media

Focused on a mission to develop a body of multicultural, multimedia resources that meets the needs of Lao Americans and their friends and families interested in the speculative arts, whether it’s science fiction, fantasy, horror or other artistic genres engaging the Lao imagination and heritage.

Happy Lao American Artist Heritage Month!

Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota issued a proclamation of August as Lao-American Artists Heritage Month, recognizing the diverse journeys of Lao artists in diaspora, particularly those from his state. The month has been celebrated since 2012 by the Lao Minnesotan … Continue reading

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When Everything Was Everything now a children’s book this Fall

Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay recently released the cover for her first children’s book, an adaptation of her award-winning poem “When Everything Was Everything.” It will be released this October from full circle press and illustrated by Cori Nakamura Lin.

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Kaysone Syonesa: A Rising Star In Lao American Theater

It’s been a good year for Minnesota-based theater artist Kaysone Syonesa, who recently completed a number of productions including Pangea World Theater’s ground-breaking Isla Tuliro, Loom Labs’ The Middle Keeps Moving, and the recent debut of the SEAD Project’s River of Memories. Syonesa … Continue reading

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Bryan Thao Worra to be Keynote Speaker for State Poets Conference

It was recently announced by the League of Minnesota Poets that Lao American poet Bryan Thao Worra, the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, will be the keynote speaker for their annual Fall conference, which will be … Continue reading

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Chantala Kommanivahn’s Su Kwan coming to Milwaukee

Keep an eye out for Chantala Kommanivanh’s newest exhibit, Su Kwan (Calling of the Souls) this August 27-September 14th at the University of Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery. An artist talk and performance is scheduled for 7pm during the closing reception … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang Film Festival coming December

The dates were recently announced for the 2018 Luang Prabang Film Festival. This year the festival’s special focus will be on Indonesia. The festival includes a selection of short films, feature-length films, public discussions and other events. This year’s spotlight … Continue reading

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AESTHETIC: LAOD AF now online at Youtube

If you missed the special performance by Bryan Thao Worra, Catzie Vilayphonh and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay at the Loft Literary Center during their Equilibrium show, you can watch it now on Youtube.

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