Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) believes that the stories and creativity of a thriving Vietnamese diaspora can connect our global community. Our mission is to celebrate and foster diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora and 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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ÁCCENTED | Dreaming in Verse: Poets of the Diaspora

ÁCCENTED returns on Thursday, December 9th with poets Hoa Nguyen, Joshua Nguyen, Susan Nguyen, and Truong Tran in conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen on diasporic Vietnamese poetry. They'll be discussing their new books and careers, and sharing insights and wisdom into how we can continue to amplify diasporic narratives in the literary industry.

The Vietnamese Diaspora in Hebrew: A Conversation with Vaan Nguyen

Vaan Nguyen continues to transgress a “man’s world."

In the Diaspora: November 2021

News from the Diaspora ►San Jose Monument Dedicated to South Vietnamese Who Fought at Quang Tri News from Việt Nam ►Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid climate crisis ►Greek...

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