Quế Mai looks forward to meeting you - her precious reader - during her book tour. She has been preparing unique performances of poetry and music and can't wait to enchant you at her events.

March 27, 8:45am (Houston): Literary salon Conversations from a Page, conversation with podcast host Cindy Burnett and Krista Cordsen Hensel (books provided by Blue Willow Bookshop). For your free ticket, contact Cindy Burnett 

March 28, 4pm (Washington DC): George Washington University, conversation with Professor Linda Yarr, Director of Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA). Register now for your free tickets.

March 29, 1pm (Maryland): College of Southern Maryland (La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room 101). Conversation with Professor Wayne Karlin, author of Wandering Souls. All attendants are welcomed without the need for registration. More information here

March 30, 6pm (Maryland) : St. Mary's College of Maryland, Maryland. All attendants are welcomed without the need for registration. More information here.

April 1, 1pm (Washington D.C): Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, hosted by Vietnam Society, the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and in collaboration with Loyalty Bookstores. Conversation partner: Eric Nguyen, award-winning author of Things We Lost to the Water and Erin Steinhauer, founder of Vietnam Society. Get your free tickets here

3 April, 6:30pm (East Sandwich, MA): Titcomb's Bookshop, 432 MA-6A, East Sandwich, Massachusetts. Conversation with bookseller Ellen Mulroy Speers. Get your free ticket here

4 April, 7pm (Brookline, MA): Brookline Booksmith Bookstore in partnership with the Transnational Literature Series. Conversation with award-winning writer Asako Serizawa. Get your tickets here

5 April, 7pm (New York City: Yu & Me Books in partnership with the Asian American Writers' workshop. Get your free tickets here

6 April, 4pm (New York City): Ticketed event with food & drinks at Saigon Social (co-organized by the Vietnamese Boat People Podcast). Get your tickets here

8 April, 7pm (Pittsburgh): White Whale Bookstore, sponsored by Chatham University. Conversation with Cameron Barnett, Emerging Black Writer in Residence at Chatham. Details here

10 April (Toronto, Canada): Toronto Metropolitan University. Conversation with award-winning poet Hoa Nguyen. Register here

11 April, 7pm (Toronto): Toronto Public Library - Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room, Toronto Reference Library. All attendants are welcomed without the need for registration. More information here

18 April (London, U.K.): London Book Fair, sponsored by English PEN, in conversation with Dr Sofia Rehman (10.45 am). Event link coming soon. 

19 April (London): London Metropolitan University, London (4.30pm). Event link coming soon. 

20 April (London): Waterstones Piccadilly, hosted by the Candid Book Club (7pm). Get your tickets here 

25 April (Lancaster): Lancaster University. Conversation with Dr. Zoe Lambert. Event link coming soon. 

26 April (Bath): Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop (7pm). Event link coming soon. 

27 April (Bristol): Stanfords Bristol Bookshop (7pm). Get your ticket here

18, 20, 21 May: Auckland Writers Festival: Get your tickets here

22 May: Melbourne Wheeler Center: Get your ticket here

25, 26, 28 May: Sydney Writers Festival: Get your tickets here

28 September - 1 October: Gothenburg Book Fair, Sweden

4 October: House of Literature, Oslo, Norway 

5 October: House of Literature in Bergen, Norway



Dr. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is a passionate and inspiring speaker who advocates for peace and social justice. She has been featured as a keynote speaker by a wide variety of organizations who include companies, charitable organizations, universities, schools, libraries... In February 2023, she was selected by Grant Thornton UK LLP - one of the world's leading consulting firms as a keynote speaker on the power of storytelling for the company's Advanced Leader Program Summit in Hà Nội, which gathered more than 90 top leaders. Click here to read her speaker's profile. She is represented exclusively for keynote speeches and lectures by The Tuesday Agency. To invite her to speak at your event, contact Trinity Ray, President of The Tuesday Agency: [email protected]



Quế Mai is deeply grateful to hundreds of organizations including schools, book clubs, libraries, bookstores, festivals and community centers who have hosted discussions about The Mountains Sing since its publication. Below are links to the recording of her recent public events about The Mountains Sing for you to watch at your convenience.

Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, hosted by Harvard Bookstore and the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network

Conversation with Thi Bui, hosted by Oakland Cultural Center

Quế Mai's appearance on Friends and Fiction

Conversation with Subtle Asian Bookclub

Conversation with Megha Majumdar, hosted by University Bookstore

Conversation with Karl Marlantes, hosted by Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book

Conversation with Matthew Hoh, hosted by Veteran for Peace

Conversation with Diep Vuong, hosted by Eastwind Books of Berkeley and the Pacific Links Foundation

Conversation with Professor Wayne Karlin, hosted by the College of Southern Maryland

Conversation with Dr. Sofia Rehman 

San Francisco Public Library

Edwardsville Public Library, SIUE Lovejoy Library and SIUE Alumni Association

Kent Memorial Library