OCA READS Book Talk: A Different Pond by Bao Phi

  • Sat, October 27, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase, 3223 Wilcrest Drive Houston, TX 77042

Join OCA-Greater Houston for our book talk with Bao Phi, award-winning slam poet and author of A Different Pond. He will speak at the Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase Branch on Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 27, 2018, 12 PM – 2:30 PM

Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase
3223 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042

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Bao Phi is a Vietnamese American spoken word artist. A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and National Poetry Slam finalist, he was born in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up in Minneapolis. The author of the Refugeography poetry CD, Bao Phi has performed at numerous venues including New York City poet’s cafes and the University of California, Berkeley.

A Different Pond, his award-winning picture book, follows a Vietnamese American boy fishing at a lake as his father reminiscences about a pond in their homeland, Vietnam. Bao Phi’s skillfully crafted words reveal and reflect on themes of immigration, racism, and the power of nature.

Community Partners:

APAHA, BPSOS Houston, Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Chinese Community Center (CCC), Chinese Professional Club (CPC), Daya, Inc., Emgage USA, JACL Houston Chapter, Filipino American National Heritage Society Houston (FANHS), UNIPRO, VN Teamwork, Vox Culture

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