Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. Our complex and diverse stories must be championed and passed on to current and future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard.

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She Who Has No Master(s)


Empowered Voices

The Freedom to Write

We also owe this freedom to Vietnamese writers who are, for many Vietnamese in the diaspora (and possibly in Vietnam), unknown to us.

In the Diaspora: January 2022

News from Vietnamese Abroad ►Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95 ►Video: Japanese men assaulting Vietnamese trainee in Japan ►Urgent action needed to...

ÁCCENTED #16 | The Art of Healing: Mental Health in Diasporic Communities

This episode of ÁCCENTED will feature a panel of leaders and scholars in the mental health field. James Huynh, Danny Thien Le, Dr. Yvonne Y. Kwan, and Dr. Thu Quach will join Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in a conversation centering on mental health, self care, and wellness through the course of the pandemic vis-a-vis the lens of intergenerational trauma. We will explore the expanding need for mental health awareness and dialogue along with resources for older and younger generations alike, especially through the lens of anti-Asian violence and racism, intergenerational trauma, and bicultural/queer i


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