Unique Community Event Highlights the Voices of Asian & Pacific Islanders for Asian Heritage Month


On Saturday, December 29th at 2 pm six award-winning poets will perform from their bodies of work in a one night only event. “Fresh off the Starships” celebrates the voices of the Asian Diaspora and shares their narratives in a unique and engaging way.

Headlining the event is Elgin Award & recipient of the NEA Fellowship for Literature, Bryan Thao Worra. Once a resident of San Francisco, Bryan is the author of 6 books of poetry and the current president of the international Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association.

He is joined by local, celebrated poets, Barbara Jane Reyes, Jason Bayani, Soul Vang, Elgin nominated Lauren Garcia, Lisa Pradhan, and HAUNTIE (nom de plume of May Yang). The evening will be hosted by local Hmong poet & SFPA Secretary, Renee Ya.

Community members are cordially invited to be a part of a heartfelt night of hope, heritage, and the spectacular. This performance is its second installment but those who may have missed the first are encouraged to attend.

Located at the San Francisco Public Library, the show is free to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs via Facebook or Eventbrite are encouraged but not necessary to attend. To find the event on Facebook, simply enter “Fresh off the Starships” in the search window and join the community for this one night only event.

Fresh off the Starships

San Francisco Public Library

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This event is brought to you in part by Tiger Byte Studios, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, and valued local community members.