Association for Asian American Studies Conference 2015

This year, Sahtu Press and Rabbit Fool Press will be sharing a table at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Evanston, Illinois. Lao American poet Bryan Thao Worra will be representing us, while Rabbit Fool Press will be represented by Brandy Liên Worrall, who will also be reading in Evanston that weekend at local bookstores from her new memoir, What Doesn't Kill Us.

One of the most visible and exciting activities of the Association for Asian American Studies is its annual conference. In Evanston/Chicago, Illinois at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, April 23-25, 2015, the AAAS annual meeting will attract Asian Americanists from all disciplines and different regions of the country. The annual meeting will highlight current scholarly research and developments within the field and bring together experts and professionals with an interest in the field.

Rabbit Fool Press is an innovative publishing and editorial consulting company that specializes in working with new writers. They foster creativity primarily through their popular writing workshops. Capped at eight participants, each workshop is small enough to provide each person with unparalleled time and attention to his or her process and craft. Throughout their six-week workshop, writers will learn the importance of savouring each written page and of spending time reading and providing feedback on fellow workshoppers’ writings. Best of all, their unique workshop model takes writers through each step of writing journey, from creation to revision to publication. We publish final works in an anthology, so that by the time participants complete our workshop, they can say that they are published writers. This accomplishment, achieved in as little as six weeks, inspires, motivates, and supports writers to develop their careers.

Rabbit Fool Press also publishes handmade limited-edition chapbooks for poets and short story writers. 

Brandy Liên Worrall ( is author of What Doesn’t Kill Us, a groundbreaking memoir about growing up in the din of her Vietnamese mother and American father’s trauma from the Vietnam War, and how it related to her breast cancer experience as a young adult. She is also the author of eight collections of poetry (the podBrandy series), as well as having served as editor of numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. She is the owner and editor of Rabbit Fool Press, a small family-owned-and-operated publishing company based in Vancouver. Brandy received her MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA in 2002 and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2012. She is represented by the Anne McDermid & Associates Literary Agency.

Bryan Thao Worra is a Lao American writer. He holds over 20 awards for his poetry and community leadership, including an NEA Fellowship in Literature. He is the author of 6 books with writing appearing in over 100 international publications in Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Singapore, China, Korea, Chile, Pakistan, and across the US. He is the Creative Works Editor of the Journal on Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement. His work is on display at the Smithsonian's national traveling exhibit "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story." In 2012, he was selected to be a Cultural Olympian during the London Summer Games representing Laos. His 2013 book DEMONSTRA was selected as Book of the Year by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Make plans to join us in Evanston/Chicago and be part of the 2015 Annual Meeting!

Sahtu Press