READINGS

UPCOMING

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Still, We Build - A Literary Reading by Hmong American Writers, hosted by OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates. Washington, DC. 

PAST

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | HAWC Reading / Workshop at Merced County Arts Council. A reading and workshop led by Anthony Cody, Soul Vang, and Ying Thao. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, CA.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | LitHop 2016 - HAWC presented a reading with Yia Lee, Mai Der Vang, Soul Vang, and Andre Yang. Also, Anthony Cody and Mai Der Vang read during separate events. The day featured over 3,000 in attendance. Tower District, Fresno, CA.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | AWP 2016 Off-Site Reading: Pushing the Margins. HAWC  hosted a free public reading to celebrate Mai Der Vang winning the 2016 Walt Whitman Poetry Prize. Readers included Burlee Vang (HAWC founder), Mai Der Vang, Andre Yang, Ying Thao, Soul Vang and Anthony Cody. Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library. 6pm to 7:30pm, Los Angeles, CA.

December 4, 2015 | SE Asian American Legacies: 40 Years After the End of the Vietnam War. UC Merced invited Mai Der Vang, along with Bryan Thao Worra, to read their poems during the event. UC Merced, Merced, CA.

November 14, 2015 | Fresno Book Launch of "Poor Anima" by Khaty Xiong. In conjunction with the Fresno Poets' Association, the evening also featured readings from Mai Der Vang and Andre Yang. Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State, Fresno, CA.

September 10, 2015 | Fresno Poet Laureate & Friends Poetry Reading with Mai Der Vang, hosted by Fresno's Poet Laureate, Lee Herrick. Fresno Arts Council. Fresno, CA. 

August 8, 2015 | Legacies of War Fundraiser featuring reading from Mai Der Vang. Berkeley, CA. 

May 30, 2015 | 4th annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reading, which featured Mai Der Vang, Soul Vang, and Yu-Han Chao. Fresno State (Alice Peters Auditorium), 7pm to 8:30pm, Fresno, CA.                                            

April 25, 2015 | Andre Yang served as Keynote Speaker and poetry workshop leader for the Inspiration for Scholars of Higher Education (ISHE) Conference at UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.

April 23, 2015 | Soul Vang shares his poetry alongside Fresno Poet Laureate – James Tyner. Woodward Park Library, 6pm to 7pm, Fresno, CA.

April 14, 2015 |“Inside the Mind” at Fresno City College featuring Soul Vang in honor of Asian Heritage Month. Fresno City College, 11am to 12pm, Fresno, CA.

April 10-11, 2015 | Soul Vang visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison in collaboration with the Hmong Studies Department and their Hmong Stories Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI.

April 4, 2015 | Soul Vang was a keynote speaker and a workshop leader at UC-Merced’s 2nd Annual Creative Writing Conference. UC-Merced, Merced, CA.

March 30, 2015 | Andre Yang will be keynote speaker at the Fresno HmSA Education Conference. Sierra Pines Youth Camp, North Fork, CA,

January 13, 2015 | The “Second Tuesday Poetry Series” sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, featuring Soul Vang and Yu-Han Chao, Barking Dog Grill, 6pm, Modesto, CA.

December 28, 2014 | “Behind the Words – Unplugged: An acoustic celebration of Hmong Arts”, a fundraiser for HmongStory 40 Project, featuring Soul Vang, Andre Yang and Pos Moua. Clovis Memorial Auditorium – Liberty Ballroom, Clovis, CA,

December 20, 2014 | HAWC’s ten-year anniversary and the launch of Soul Vang’s debut full-length poetry collection, “To Live Here”, hosted by the Hmong Student Association of Fresno State. Fresno State Satellite Student Union, 7pm, Fresno, CA.

October 30, 2014 | HAWC members read at UC Merced as part of the Merritt Program Reading Series. Readers include Pos Moua, Ying Thao, Andre Yang, Yia Lee, Chelsey See Xiong, and Soul Vang. UC Merced Library, Merced, CA.

April 18, 2014 | HAWC members Andre Yang, Ying Thao, Mai Der Vang, and Anthony Cody read for 35 Years Taller at El Taller Latino Americano, NYC.

March 7, 2014 | "Telling Stories, Writing Lives": Andre Yang, Aline Lo, Soul Vang and Ma Vang. UC Riverside, Riverside, CA.

February 6, 2014 | HAWC member Mai Der Vang read with Catherine Chung and Dina Nayeri at Mothers & Others at the Asian American Writers Workshop, 7pm, AAWW, NYC.

October 26, 2013 | HAWC member Soul Vang read at the Gillis Branch Library in Fresno, 2pm, Fresno, CA.

April 5, 2013 | HAWC workshop at the Hmong National Development Conference in Fresno, CA.

June 2, 2012 | Random Writers Workshop Reading Series presents Fresno Invasion poetry fundraiser featuring Michael Medrano, Marisol Baca, Lee Herrick Bryan Medina, and HAWC’s very own Andre Yang. The Foundry, 7pm, Bakersfield, CA.

May 12 & 26, 2012 | Second Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Month Poetry Reading Series, May 12 reading featured Mike Maniquiz, Elezanbee Vue, and Burlee Vang, May 26 reading featured Soul Vang, Mai Der Vang, and Lee Herrick. Alice Peters Auditorium, 7pm, Fresno State, Fresno, CA.

May 24, 2012 | HAWC member Andre Yang read at Literasians: Past, Present and Future, 7pm, SOMArts Building in San Francisco presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and Kartika Review, San Francisco, CA.

April 20, 2012 | Fresno State MFA program Thesis Reading Series for HAWC member Andre Yang at 7pm, Alice Peters Auditorium at Fresno State, Fresno, CA.

April 15, 2012 | HAWC member Andre Yang read at Hitched: The Fresno Poets w/ Lee Herrick at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, CA.

November 18, 2011 | HAWC members to read at UC Merced, 6-8pm, Merced, CA.

October 21, 2011 | Official launch event for How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology, 7:00pm at the Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA.

October 11, 2011 | HAWC members read at the Barkin’ Dog Grill, 6pm, Modesto, CA.

September 29, 2011 | HAWC members read with the Fresno Poets Association, 7pm, Fresno State Library, Fresno, CA.

September 20, 2011 | HAWC members present during Cultural Arts Rotary Club meeting, Fresno, CA.

July 15-16, 2011 | Burlee Vang reading and workshop in Minnesota, Hmong Arts Connection, Minneapolis, MN.

May 7, 2011 | Harts Fest at Merced College, A Reading of Asian American Poetry, featuring Pos Moua, Yu-Han Chao, and other writers from HAWC, 4PM, Merced, CA.

May 7, 2011 |  Asian Pacific Heritage Month Reading, featuring Mari L’Esperance, Lee Herrick, Andre Yang & Michelle Brittan, 7PM, Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State, Fresno, CA.

May 2, 2011 | Burlee Vang reading and speaking at Consumnes River College, 12PM, Sacramento, CA.

March 11, 2011 | Burlee Vang reading at Spectrum Art Gallery for Rogue Festival, 8:45PM, Fresno, CA.

February 19, 2011 | Burlee Vang reading at Gillis Branch Library in Fresno, 2PM.

January 10, 2011 | Burlee Vang reading at Sacramento Poetry Center, 7:30PM.

December 10, 2010 | Burlee Vang reading at CSU-Fresno, with James Tyner, 7PM, Alice Peters Auditorium.

November 8, 2010 | Burlee Vang reading at Barkin’ Dog Grill, with Lee Herrick, 6PM, Modesto.