March 14 (Portland): Powell's Books, Portland (7pm)

March 15 (Seattle): Seattle Public Library (event co-sponsored by Elliot Bay Book, Peacetrees Vietnam, and Friends of Little Saigon (7pm). Free tickets here

March 16 (San Francisco): The Ruby. Event sponsored by San Francisco Public Library), in partnership with Green Apple Books, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network @SFSU & Department of English University of California, Berkeley  (7pm)

March 17 (Oakland): Oakland Asian Cultural Center in partnership with DVAN, Eastwind Books, Pacific Links Foundation, and & the Department of English University of California, Berkeley. Conversation partner: Thi Bui, award-winning author of The Best We Could Do (6pm)

March 19 (Orange County, CA): the Center at Founders Village: ticketed event with food and drinks to fundraise for disadvantaged Amerasians in Việt Nam. Conversation with Lệ Lý Hayslip, best-selling author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Performances by Quyên Ngô and Jason Nguyễn. Fundraiser event to benefit disadvantaged Amerasians. Event co-organized by The Ravenous Couple: Cooking Life Together and Yên Foundation and sponsored by the Vietnamese arts & business community (10:30am-1pm) 

March 20 (Los Angeles): LA Public Library in partnership with Skylight Books. Event sponsored by the Library Foundation as part of the ALOUD series) (7pm). Get your tickets here

March 21 (San Diego): Ticketed lunch with Warwick’s Bookstore, San Diego (12 noon). Get your ticket here

March 21 (San Diego): Point Loma Assembly (event organized by La Playa Books in partnership with the Center for War and Society at San Diego State University) (6pm). Get your tickets here

March 22 (Las Vegas): University of Nevada Las Vegas (event sponsored by the Black Mountain Institute) (7pm). Get your free ticket here

March 24 (Estes Park, Colorado): Estes Valley Library (Hondius Community Room), sponsored by MacDonald Bookstore (6pm-7:30pm). Free registration here

March 25 (Denver): Boulder Book Store (4pm)

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

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

March 29 (Maryland): College of Southern Maryland (Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room 119). Conversation with Professor Wayne Karlin, author of Wandering Souls (10:00 AM). Information here

March 30 (Maryland) : St. Mary's College of Maryland, Maryland (6pm ET). Information here.

April 1 (Washington D.C): MLK Library, hosted by Vietnam Society, the DC Mayor’s office and in collaboration with Loyalty Bookstores and BHG. Conversation partner: Eric Nguyen, award-winning author of Things We Lost to the Water (1pm)

3 April (East Sandwich, MA): Titcomb's Bookshop, 432 MA-6A, East Sandwich, Massachusetts. Conversation with bookseller Ellen Mulroy Speers (6:30 pm). More info

4 April (Brookline, MA): Brookline Booksmith Bookstore in partnership with the Transnational Literature Series (7pm)

5 April (New York City: Yu & Me Books in partnership with the Asian American Writers' workshop (7pm)

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

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

10 April (Toronto, Canada): Toronto Metropolitan University. Conversation with award-winning poet Hoa Nguyen (7pm)

11 April (Toronto): Toronto Public Library (7pm)

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

19 April (London): London Metropolitan University, London (4.30pm)

20 April (London): Waterstone’s Piccadilly, hosted by the Candid Book Club (7pm)

25 April (Lancaster): Lancaster University. Conversation with Dr. Zoe Lambert

26 April (Bath): Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop (7pm)

27 April (Bristol): Stanfords Bristol Bookshop (7pm)

Events in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney TBA.


February 9: DVAN Accented Show - Conversation with Pulitzer-Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer and Phong Nguyen, author of Bronze Drum (6 - 8 pm PST / 9 - 11 pm EST). Register here

March 15: Friends & Fiction live show. Conversation with New York Times Bestselling novelists Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry  (7-8 pm ET)


Dr. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an activist who advocates for peace and social justice. She has been featured as a keynote speaker by a wide variety of organisations who include universities, schools, universities, libraries, charitable organizations, and companies.  Click here to read her speaker's profile. She is represented exclusively for 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