F183. It's the Season of the Hmong Writers

Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


2018 is the year of the Hmong writers. Join three as they read from their recently published books. From memoir to poetry, participants will enjoy the varied songs of Hmong writers.



Mai Neng Moua founded Paj Ntaub Voice, the Hmong literary arts journal, and edited Bamboo Among the Oaks. Her awards include the Bush Artist Fellowship. The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in March 2017.

Khaty Xiong is the author of Poor Anima, which is the first full-length collection of poetry published by a Hmong American woman in the United States. Xiong’s work was recently featured in The Academy of American Poets' "Writing from the Absence," a project highlighting Hmong American voices.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center