Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

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

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Public Events

Readings, panel discussions, and festivals


Art & culture show hosted by Viet Thanh Nguyen


The Online Publication of DVAN


Books by DVAN



Latest from diaCRITICS, DVAN’s Online Magazine


As we wind down and take our annual December hibernation, we invite you take a look at all we've published this year.

Celebrating Asian German Filmmakers with Trang Le Hong and Yung Ngo

"It was diverse and a lot of strong women were represented. There is no other event in Germany that I have been to that I can compare it with."

In the Diaspora: November 2023

News from Việt Nam and from Vietnamese Abroad►War Remnants Museum exhibition pays tribute to Vietnam's past►Asia's communist regimes are breaking their intergenerational social contracts►Report:...

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