Burning Legacies: Cancer/Covert Wars Reading

Sahtu Press author Bryan Thao Worra will be reading on April 27th with Brandy Lien Worrall at the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative from their latest books. From Agent Orange and Ghosts to the Vietnam War, Laos, HAPA and Adoptees, Canada, and Questionable Identities, this will be a reading to remember!

We'll also have copies of Krysada Panusith Phounsiri's debut book of poetry, "Dance Among Elephants" available.

Brandy Liên Worrall (www.brandyworrall.com) 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 bookswith 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.

Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri is a Lao American and California Bay Area resident who was born in Houay Xai, Laos. He immigrated to the US at age two, when he lived in Southeast San Diego. He began writing poetry at age 11, but truly fell in love with it at UC Berkeley as a Physics/Astrophysics double major with a minor in Creative Writing. Binly is a professional dancer who has performed internationally, as well as an avid photographer. His work has appeared previously in publications such as the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's national photo project, "A Day In the Life of Asian America." His debut book with Sahtu Press is entitled Dance Among Elephants.

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