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East Coast meets West Coast for a second time

October 31, 2003

Photo of "Ruby Nien," a painting by Vivian Le TranFollowing up on its successful showcase of Vietnamese American creative talent last year, SFSU's Vietnamese American Studies Center presents another gathering of top writers, poets and choreographers from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Admission is $10 per person.

Billed as a night of dance, comedy, spoken word and slam poetry from the Vietnamese American community, "East Coast/West Coast II" features authors Lê thi diem thúy, ("The Gangster We Are All Looking For") and Monique T.D. Truong, ("Book of Salt"); journalist Andrew Lam; slam poet Mai Piece; performance artist Erin O'Brien and choreographer/director Minh Tran. Tony Bui, writer, producer and award-winning film director of "Three Seasons," will emcee the event.

"These artists are the new voices from the Vietnamese American community who are contributing to the rich diversity of American arts," said Isabelle Pelaud, associate professor of Asian American Studies and director of SFSU's Vietnamese American Studies Center, which works to promote Vietnamese American culture and scholarship.

For more information, call (415) 338-7592 or visit the Vietnamese American Studies Center Web site.

-- Ted DeAdwyler with Public Affairs Student Writer Audrey Tang.






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