Tipsy Bistro 3131 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

6-10PM Welcome Mixer & Lao Time Happy Hour


Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

9:00AM Breakfast & Registration
9:30AM Welcome by Catzie
9:45/9:50AM BRIEF History of Lao Writers with Bryan


10:30-11:30AM Session 1

  • PANEL: “Lao vs Laos vs Laotian, Is There a Right or Wrong?” with Chanida, Phitxamay
  • PANEL: Who Put These Lao Books In My Library?” Suzanna & Steve Arounsack
  • WORKSHOP: “Creating Your Circle” with Laos Angeles & Kinnally”

11:30-12:30 Session 2

  • Workshop: Social Media With Dana
  • Workshop: “Talking Social Metrics To Lao Peeps” With Alisak & Rita
  • Presentation: “Web Design But For Who?” with KitsCreativ

12:30-1:30PM Lunch (Tipsy)

1:30-2:30PM Session 3

  • PANEL: How To Write About Lao Cuisine with James Syhabout & Seng Luangrath
  • PRESENTATION: Know Your History, Before you Claim To Be The First…
  • WORKSHOP: “Poetry/Writing Exercise”

2:30-3:30PM Session 4

  • PRESENTATION: “How To Write Change In Another Language: Talking policies & bills with Lawmakers” with LAOSD
  • PANEL: Hmong Inclusivity
  • PANEL: “Southeast Asians – Colleagues or Competition?” Vimala

3:30-4PM Closing Remarks

3:30-4PM Closing Remarks
4PM-6PM Optional Field Trip: Art Museum/7th Street/Bok Tour/Italian Market

Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107

6PM First Friday Gallery Reception
7PM Open Mic Showcase at AAI (Host: Binly)


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Asian Arts Initiative

9:00AM Breakfast & Registration
9:30AM Welcome by Catzie & LITH Staff
10:00AM Kulap Keynote

11-12AM Session 1
WORKSHOP Laos In Translation: Conversations Between Non-English/Non Lao Speakers with Tok & Bounheng Inversin
WORKSHOP: Storytime – How To Write For Kids with Nor Sanavongsay
WORKSHOP “So You Want To Curate An Art Show, Huh?” with Chantala Khommanivanh and Sisavanh
12-1 Lunch (Han Dynasty/South Philly Barbacoa)
12:30 Curator’s Tour of Exhibition
1-2PM Session 2
PANEL: How Do You Say Deportation in Lao? Vieng Phankhaysay, Pone, Kane
PANEL: Talking Politics With Our People Panel Tim Singratsomboune
WORKSHOP: Civic Engagement Jonathan and Dara
2-3PM Session 3
WORKSHOP: Writing With Kulap
WORKSHOP: Get That Ngeuhn: Grantwriting 101 Catzie & Mooks
PRESENTATION: Finish Your Book with Bryan Thao Worra & Souvankham
3-4PM Open Concept – Freeform for One Hour
4-4:30 Closing Remarks
Optional Field Trip: Fleisher/Cherry Street Pier Tour/Spruce Street Harbour Park
6:30-8PM Cocktail Reception
8-10 Showcase
Closing Ceremonies Showcase (Host Rita & Derick):

***Don’t mind this, I cut it from our marketing deck, but thought it could go somewhere around here… “Activities include training workshops, panel discussions and media presentations surrounding topics affecting community such as immigrant/refugee identity, creating storytelling platforms, intergenerational barriers, artist support, financial resources, multi-ethnic inclusivity, deportation, and media representation.”***