The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center proudly presents the


July 27-29, 2017 • Washington, DC

at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Dupont Underground

Full Schedule TBA

read books • make books • swap books • donate books to new spaces • connect • share resources • be inspired • mentor and be mentored


Karen Tei Yamashita · Alexander Chee · Paisley Rekdal · Ocean Vuong · Timothy Yu · Tarfia Faizullah · Don Share · Kimiko Hahn · Kazim Ali · Cathy Linh Che · Andrew Lam · Cathy Schlund-Vials · Rajini Srikanth · Min Hyoung Song · PJ Gubatina Policarpio · Keith Chow · Wo Chan · Matt Huynh · Sueyeun Juliette Lee · Regie Cabico · Isabelle Thuy Pelaud · Caroline Kyungah Hong

Come for the launch of a new Asian American poetry issue of POETRY magazine, a host of performances, mentoring, workshops and maker spaces, pop-up libraries, tarot readings, writer-scholar speed-dating, a bookswap, an animated adaptation of a chapter from Viet Nguyen’s forthcoming novel The Committed (sequel to The Sympathizer), and a durational collective reading of Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart.


Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center · POETRY Magazine and the Poetry Foundation · Association of Asian American Studies · Kundiman · Kaya Press · The Asian American Literary Review · Circle for Asian American Literary Studies · Poets and Writers · Academy of American Poets · Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) · Dupont Underground · Poetry Society of America · 826DC · Asian American LEAD