Appearances

Book Tour, THE MOUNTAINS SING: Jakarta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Maryland, Philadelphia and Toronto (19 March- 14 April 2020).

Jakarta: March 19 & 20: the Jakarta Intercultural School: Class visits and discussions with grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students about The Mountains Sing. School website: here

Los Angeles, CA: March 26th @ 7:30 PM, Skylight Books: In conversation with the Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist VIET THANH NGUYEN, Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave. Event link: here

Seattle, WA: March 31st @ 7pm, Seattle Public Central Library:  In conversation with KARL MARLANTES, Vietnam War veteran and bestselling author of Matterhorn and Deep River, Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue. Event link: here

Portland, OR: April 1 @7pm, Powell's Books: Book reading & discussion, Powell's Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Website link: here

San Francisco, CA: April 2 @ 12:30pm, Book Passage: Book reading & discussion, Ferry Building One, #42. Event link: here

San Francisco, CA: April 2 @ 7pm, City Lights Booksellers: in conversation with Professor ISABELLE THUY PELAUD, literary critic and author of This Is All I Choose to Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, City Light Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco. Event link: here

Oakland, CA: April 3 @ 6-8 pm, Oakland Asian Cultural Center: In conversation with THI BUI, American Book Award-winning author of The Best We Could Do, in partnership with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland. Event link: here

Brooklyn, NY: April 6 @ 7:30pm, Greenlight Bookstore: In conversation with Professor MADELEINE THIEN, winner of the Governor General's Award, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Website link: here           

Brookline, MA: April 7 @ 7pm, Brookline Booksmith: The Transnational Literature Series, in partnership with the William Joiner Institute, Book reading & discussion, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline MA. Event link: here

Washington, DC: April 8 @ 6pm, Busboys and Poets: in conversation with Dr. ETHELBERT MILLER, TV and radio host, author of Fathering Words: The Making of An African American Writer, winner of the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Honor, Busboys and Poets, 450 K St, Washington D.C.. Website link: here

St Mary's City, MD: April 9 @4:30pm, St. Mary's College of Maryland: Book reading & discussion, 47645 College Dr, St Marys City, MD 20686. Website link: here

La Plata, MD: April 10 @ 7:30pm: College of Southern Maryland: in conversation with Professor WAYNE KARLIN, Vietnam War veteran and author of award-winning books about Vietnam, Leonardtown Campus, A Building Auditorium. Ticketed event.  Event link: here

Philadelphia - April 13: Free Library of Philadelphia. Website: here

Toronto:  14 April @ 7pm, Ryerson University: The English Department of Ryerson University, in partnership with Reel Asian Film Festival, Asian Canadian Women’s Alliance (ACWA), and Thomas Allen & Son, Ryerson University, 14th floor of Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON  M5B 2K3. Event link: here

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PAST APPEARANCES:

- Keynote Speaker, UN Day, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), November 14, 2019

Speaker, the International Literature Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 11-16, 2019.

Speaker, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Ubud, Indonesia, October 24-28, 2018.

Visiting Writer, William Joiner Institute 2018 Writers' Workshop, University of Massachusetts Boston, the United States, June 25 - June 29, 2018.

Panel member, Dialogues Across Borders: Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora (with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, Nam Le, Anna Moi, Hoa Nguyen, Aimee Phan, Bao Phi, Dao Strom, Monique Truong), moderated by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Lan Duong and Anh Thang Dao, San Jose Museum of Art, the United States, 9 June 2018.

Dialogues Across Borders: War and Race for Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, California, the United States, June 5-11, 2018. 

Visiting Writer, the Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia (January-February 2018).

The International Seminar on Rivers in Literature, Banjarmasin, Indonesia, 6-9 December, 2017. 

- The International Arts Festival, SEAN Poetry and Syair @DiverseCity 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-30 September, 2017.

- Writing for Liberty Conference, the University of Western Cape, South Africa, 27-29 March, 2017.

Creative Writing Workshops 'Keeping It Short', the International School of Brussels, Belgium, 13-15 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 2016. 

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

Creative Writing Workshop 'Our Stories, Our Heritage', the International School of Brussels, Belgium, 15-19 February, 2016.

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 readings, Qinghai Roundtable Meeting of International Poets (China, 2012).

Poetry readings and facilitation, The First Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival (Vietnam, 2012).

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

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

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

Poetry workshop for ENG 2170 (Poetry) Class, Hong 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 lecture, conducted with professor Bruce Weigl, University of Culture, Hanoi, Vietnam (December 2011).

•     International qualifications:

·         Ph.D candidate in Creative Writing, Lancaster University (2015-2020).

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

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

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.”