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Mr. Neil Allen, Head of English, High School, The International School of Brussels: “In March of 2016 and 2017, Que Mai has led week-long workshops to a group of our students, engaging, inspiring and training our students how to write creatively. The students were extremely positive about the workshops, and, having observed sessions personally, I was delighted with the structure, organisation and atmosphere of each session.”


Que Mai has conducted many readings and workshops internationally. Her experiences include:

Creative Writing Workshops 'Keeping It Short', the International School of Brussels, Belgium, 13, 14, 15 March 2017

Poetry reading, Hugo House, Seattle, the United States, 28 March 2016. 

Poetry Reading, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, CA, the United States, 30 March 2016. 

Poetry Reading,  Pico Union Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA, the United States, 31 March 2016. 

Inheriting the War Anthology Reading' Poetry Reading, AWP BookFair & Conference, Los Angeles, CA, the United States, 2 April. 

Poetry reading, the 2016 Zee Jaipur Literary Festival, India, 21-25 January

Creative Writing Workshop 'Our Stories, Our Heritage', the International School of Brussels, Belgium, 15-19 February

Poetry reading, My Country Calls My Name book launch, The Women Museum of Vietnam and the Southern Vietnam Women Museum, June 2015 (Hanoi & HCM City, Vietnam);   

Poetry reading, The Asian Development Bank (ADB), as part of the Know Your Developing Member Countries (KYDMCs): Viet Nam event and activities, 8 May, 2015;

Poetry Reading, McEver Poetry Reading, techARTS Festival, Georgia Tech University, 26 February, 2015 (Atlanta, USA);

Poetry Reading, Poetry Sunday Event, Lannan Foundation, 1 March, 2015 (New Mexico, USA);

Facilitator, creative writing workshop “Write Our Identity”, Writers & Books Literary Center, 5 March, 2015 (Rochester, USA);

Poetry Reading, Writers & Books Literary Center, 6 March, 2015 (Rochester, USA);

Distinguished Visiting Faculty, Poets House, 10 March 2015 (New York City, USA);

Poetry reading, Poets House’s Poetry Reading Event, 10 March, 2015 (New York City, USA)

Poetry Reading, International School Manila (ISM) Cultural Show, 27 March, 2015 (Manila, Philippines)

Summer Writing Workshop, Lancaster University (UK, 2013)

- Poetry readings, International Poetry Festival of Medellin (Colombia, 2013).

- Poetry readingsQinghai Roundtable Meeting of International Poets (China, 2012)

- Poetry readings and facilitationThe First Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival (Vietnam, 2012)

- Craft lecture & poetry readingDe La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (December 2012)

Poetry workshop for grade 9 studentsYew Chung International School, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (November 2012)

Poetry workshop for 60 grade 9-12 studentsThe Korean International School, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong (October 2012)

Poetry workshop for ENG 2170 (Poetry) ClassHong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (October 2012)

- Craft lecture & poetry reading: De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (February 2012)

Craft lecture and poetry reading, Silliman University's 51st National Writers Workshop, Dumaguete, Philippines (May 2012)

- Poetry workshop, 4th grade students, The International School Manila, Manila, Philippines (December 2012 and March 2012) - The result was a poetry collection which was sold-out and raised sufficient funds to buy two sets of play equipment for a disadvantaged local school.

- Craft lectureconducted with professor Bruce WeiglUniversity of Culture, Hanoi, Vietnam (December 2011)


•     International qualifications:

·         Ph.D candidate in Creative Writing, Lancaster University (2015-2018).

·         Master of Arts in Creative Writing,Lancaster University, UK(2014).

·         Bachelor of Business Administration (Communications major), Monash University, Australia (1997).

IWW 2012 Album R Poetry-1




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