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Hmong Editor to Give Talks at
UW-Eau Claire March 18

 MAILED:  March 12, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Mai Neng Moua, editor of the first Hmong American anthology titled “Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writings by Hmong Americans,” will make two presentations and lead discussions Thursday, March 18, in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Moua will lead two sessions, one from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Presidents Room and a second from 5-6:30 p.m. in The Cabin. The sessions are titled “Women’s Identity in Contemporary Hmong American Literature.”

During the presentations, Moua, the executive director of the Hmong American Institute for Learning, will read selections from Paj Ntaub Voice, the Hmong literary arts journal, and Bamboo. She also will discuss what Hmong women are writing and how they are defining themselves.

The Women’s History Month event is free and open to the public.

The event sponsors are UW-Eau Claire’s Academic Affairs professional development program grant, the Multicultural Affairs Office, the English department, McIntyre Library and the Women’s Studies program.

For more information, contact Karen Pope at popekj@uwec.edu.

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Updated: March 11, 2004