October 14, 2018
Marfa Book Co. at the Crowley Theater, 6 p.m.
Lannan Foundation Writer’s Reading 
Marfa, Texas

August 7, 2018
Respite by the River
San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust
Fresno, CA

May 4, 2018
Reading with Jennifer S. Cheng and Emily Yoon
57th Street Books
Chicago, IL

April 30, 2018
Library Book Club at the Poetry Foundation
Chicago, IL 

April 21, 2018
Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival
Bronxville, NY

April 11, 2018
Visiting Writers Series at American University
Washington, DC

March 21, 2018
Young Writers’ Conference at Fresno State
Fresno, CA

March 7-10, 2018
AWP Conference
Tampa, FL

February 26, 2018
Reading and Guest Speaker in Poetry, Fresno State
Fresno, CA

February 13, 2018
Poetry Foundation 
Chicago, IL

February 6, 2018
Writers@Newark Reading Series, with Colson Whitehead
Rutgers University, Newark
Newark, NJ

January 30, 2018
Reading at Georgetown University, with Solmaz Sharif
Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice
Washington, DC

January 16, 2018
Reading at UC Davis
Davis, CA

December 13, 2017
Poetry Winter Party
Poetry Foundation
Chicago, IL

November 18, 2017
Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL

November 1, 2017
Reading at Bennington College
Bennington, VT

October 21, 2017
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Reading with Rebecca Dunham
Kalamazoo, MI

October 14, 2017
Fall for the Book Festival
Poets of Graywolf, with Susan Stewart
Fairfax, VA

October 2, 2017
Reading with Emily Yoon and Zhou Sivan
57th Street Books
Chicago, IL

September 30, 2017
Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Wausau, WI

September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Book Festival
Poetry as History, History as Poetry
In conversation with Carolyn Forché, Robin Coste Lewis, Erika L. Sánchez, and Ricardo Maldonado
Brooklyn, NY

July 20, 2017
Reading with Brandon Som & Paul Muldoon
Civitella Ranieri
Umbertide, Italy

June 8, 2017
Reading & Reception
Central California Asian Pacific Women
Fresno, CA

June 3, 2017
Bay Area Book Festival
State Lines: California’s New Poets
In conversation with Rebecca Gaydos, C.S. Giscombe, Jacques J. Rancourt, and Arisa White, with John McMurtrie introducing
Berkeley, CA

May 27, 2017
Karst Mountains Will Bloom: A Reading with Pos Moua and Friends
Hosted by Hmong American Writers’ Circle
6 p.m. at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center
Merced, CA

May 25, 2017
Reading at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 2017
Reading at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA

May 18, 2017
Graywolf Press
Author and Editor Circle Members Reception
Minneapolis, MN

May 18, 2017
Harding High School
St. Paul, MN

May 17, 2017
East Side Freedom Library
St. Paul, MN

May 16, 2017
Rufus King International High School
Milwaukee, WI

May 16, 2017
Woodland Pattern
Milwaukee, WI

May 12, 2017
The Writer’s Studio Reading Series
7 p.m. at Tri-Chromatic Gallery
1321 J Street
Modesto, CA

May 11, 2017
Remix Reading Series
8 p.m. at Tokyo Garden
1711 Fulton St
Fresno, CA

May 5, 2017
Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series
Fresno, CA

April 27, 2017
Writers Center at Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL

April 24, 2017
Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club
Monthly Luncheon (closed to public)
Fresno, CA

April 20, 2017
Poetry Reading In Celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

April 13, 2017 
Afterland Book Launch
Hosted by the Hmong American Writers’ Circle
John W. Dodson Theatre, Bitwise
Fresno, CA

April 8, 2017
University of California, Merced
Merritt Writing Program
Creative Writing Collaboratorium Conference
Merced, CA

March 22-24, 2017
University of North Dakota Writers Conference
Grand Forks, ND

February 20-24, 2017
Spring 2017 Writer in Residence
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

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

February 8-11, 2017
Washington, DC

READING | 02.09.17 Making Space: A Hmong American Writers’ Circle Reading
PANEL | 02.09.17 We Are Here Because You Were There: United States’ Military Intrusion and the Shifting Landscape of American Poetry

August 9, 2016
Reading: Barkin’ Dog Grill
Modesto, CA

July 31, 2016
Speaker: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno

June 23, 2016
Speaker: Scholarship Luncheon
Central California Asian Pacific Women

May 25, 2016
Reading: A Symposium: Towards a Critical Refugee Studies
UC Riverside

May 14, 2016
Speaker: CSUF Upward Bound Luncheon

April 27, 2016
Clovis Community College
9:00 a.m. in room AC1-150

April 23, 2016
Fresno LitHop
Organic Roots and Routes: Asian American Writers
Feat. Lee Herrick, Mas Masumoto, Brynn Saito, Mai Der Vang
4:00 p.m. at Mia Cuppa Caffé

Hmong American Writers’ Circle
Feat. Soul Vang, Yia Lee, Mai Der Vang, Andre Yang
6:00 p.m. at Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore

March 31, 2016
Pushing The Margins
Hmong American Writers’ Circle
Off-Site Reading at AWP
Los Angeles Public Library

December 4, 2015
Southeast Asian American Legacies: 40 Years After the End of the Vietnam War
UC Merced, California Room

November 14, 2015
w/ Khaty Xiong, Poor Anima, A Central Valley Book Launch
Fresno State, Alice Peters Auditorium
7pm to 8:30pm

September 10, 2015
Fresno Poet Laureate and Friends Poetry Reading
Fresno Arts Council
5pm to 8pm

August 8, 2015
Legacies of War Fundraiser
Berkeley Eat, Reflect, & Act to Save Lives in Laos
Berkeley, CA
4pm to 8pm

May 30, 2015
Fourth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reading
Featuring Mai Der Vang, Soul Vang, and Yu-Han Chao
Fresno State (Alice Peters Auditorium)
7pm to 8:30pm

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