Ocean Vuong (and his mom) steal the show at the second biannual Asian American Literature Festival.

All photos courtesy of Hannah Colen. Held in Washington D.C., the Second-Annual Asian American Literature Festival took place this year at multiple locations including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries, and kicked off at Franklin Park down the street from the Eaton DC where the majority of the readings and panels took place. […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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