We are excited to launch the inaugural Viet Book Fest during every Saturday in October 2020 to spotlight Vietnamese voices and stories in literature. We will be hosting a series of virtual events, including pre-recorded video story-times, audience engagement activities related to a selection of books, author and illustrator panels, and a culmination celebration on Halloween. These events will promote literacy focused on the theme of identity, family and community in children’s books to a broad audience of Vietnamese in the global diaspora.
All events take place on Saturday in October 2020, from 3-4pm PST on Zoom.
The event series schedule is as follows:
October 3: Tran Thi Minh Phuoc, Hop Thi Nguyen & Dong Nguyen, "Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories"
October 10: Minh Lê, "The Green Lantern: Legacy"
October 17: Bao Phi, "My Footprints"
October 24: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Ellison Nguyen with illustrators Thi Bui & Hien Bui-Stafford, "Chicken of the Sea"
*October 31: Halloween celebration, featuring authors, artists, a DJ, and much much more!
Join us for the book readings
You will receive the Zoom event information and link after you RSVP for the event.
We are asking that every household donates at least $5 per event. All proceeds will be used to fund future VAALA events and to support emerging artists in the local community.
* The Halloween celebration on October 31st does not have a set donation cost. We ask that attendees donate as they see fit.
** Please note that Eventbrite charges a processing fee on all tickets.
Thank you for your interest and support of VAALA and our community!