Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) believes that the stories and aesthetics of a thriving Vietnamese diaspora can unite our global community. Our mission is to celebrate and foster diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN presents nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora and to promote 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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The Wisdom and Light of Darkness: Bảo Vương’s Monochromatic Paintings

Every time I paint, I try to put myself in this position, through my mother's eyes and I imagine what she could see and feel.

Anam ~ a novel excerpt by André Dao

The entrance to the library is forbidding enough – the library’s six-storey wings run north and south of the tower like fortress walls – but once inside, through the pass card activated turnstiles, the Library opens itself up to the willing reader.

ÁCCENTEDiRL | Writers in Diaspora

When: 5:30 p.m. PST, Friday, May 14th, 2021 Where: Facebook Livestream The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is collaborating with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA)...

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