Sahtu Press author CONvergence 2015 Guest of Honor

Sahtu Press author Bryan Thao Worra wll be one of the Guests of Honor at the 2015 CONvergence convention in Minnesota this July.  CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media: a 4-day event with more than 6,000 members, and the premiere event of its kind in the upper mid-west. This year's theme is Doubleplusgood, examining dystopias in speculative literature.

Bryan Thao Worra is an award-winning Lao-American writer. He holds over 20 awards including an NEA Fellowship in Literature, and is the author of 6 books with writing appearing in over 100 international publications. His work has been featured in Tales of the UnanticipatedInnsmouth Free PressJournal of the Asian American RenaissanceDark WisdomG-FanAstropoeticaExpanded HorizonsUncanny MagazineStrange HorizonsLakeside Circus, and more.

He is the first Lao American professional member of the Horror Writer Association and is an officer of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He is the Creative Works Editor of the Journal on Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement.

Bryan Thao Worra’s work is on display at the Smithsonian’s national traveling exhibit, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” He represented the nation of Laos in 2012 as a Cultural Olympian during the London Summer Games. His 2013 book, DEMONSTRA, was selected as Book of the Year by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

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