Poetry in the Neighborhood Workshop: Saymoukda Vongsay

March 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Rice Street Library
1011 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55117
Alayne Hopkins

This is one of five neighborhood workshops held with different teaching artists that will inspire the creation of a neighborhood poem. A final reading and presentation of the poems will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at the Arlington Hills Community Center.

Saymoukda Vongsay’s workshop will explore the narrative poem, using writing prompts to generate ideas. Participants of all writing ability and experience are welcome.

Vongsay is a Lao American writer whose work is focused on creating tools and spaces for the amplification of refugee voices through poetry, theater, and experimental cultural production. Her plays have been presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Theater Mu, Consortium of Asian American Theater Artists, and Theater Unbound. She holds a Master in Liberal Studies degree.

All Poetry in the Neighborhood Programs

See More Perspective’s workshop
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Riverview Library, 1 East George Street

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr.’s workshop
Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Rondo Community Library, 461 North Dale Street

Saymoukda Vongsay’s workshop
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice Street

May Lee-Yang’s workshop
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Avenue

Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria’s workshop
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library, 1558 Minnehaha Avenue West

Poetry in the Neighborhood Reading & Performance
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program. Sign language interpretation and other accommodations available with advance notice.