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.

Our Programs

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

Mini-mall Melancholia

The mechanical whirring fan in the corner of Dawb’s fabric stall has made ten rotations in the past three minutes.

Two poems by Jeric Tindoy Olay

How the cantankerous sun has rendered the blooms of Rosal unconstrained!
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In the Diaspora: April 2024

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