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Asian American Writers Telling Their Stories:

Srirachapocalypse & Kung Fu Zombies

A Healthy Lifestyles Series & World Culture Club Workshop


Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 
451 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Maypahou Ly 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 

This activity is for ALL matches with Littles ages 12+ regardless of ethnicity/race

Come taste a variety of Asian ethnic dishes

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Month! Spoken word artists Kevin Xiong & Saymoukda Vongsay use their experiences as Asian Americans to inspire their art in this interactive workshop. Come hear their stories and learn how you can use everyday life to inspire the stories you want to tell. 

Artists' Bios

Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay is a Lao American writer whose work is focused on creating tools and spaces for the amplification of refugee voices through poetry, theater, and experimental cultural production. Her plays have been presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Theater Mu, and the Consortium of Asian American Theater Artists. Her writings can be found on coffee sleeves, along metro transit lines, and in literary and academic journals and anthologies. She is a Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion fellow, an Intermedia Arts VERVE Grant for Spoken Word Poets recipient, and a Theater Mu New Performance fellow. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from organizations such as the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Joyce Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Keep up with her @REFUGENIUS

 Kevin is a Hmong American writer and performer from the Twin Cities. He has performed at venues such as Brave New Voices and CUPSI. He has also featured on platforms such as Button Poetry and the Fulcrum. He is also a member of the Speakers of the Sun APIA spoken word collective. Kevin currently works as a Youth Programs Coordinator at Intermedia Arts. Kevin finds great inspiration unraveling his experience as a Hmong soul born in the United States.





This activity is made possible by a grant from the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.