Experience the smells, tastes, and sounds of Kansas City's thriving Vietnamese community with the Vietnamese Celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Road.
Kansas City poet/journalist Rhiannon Ross hosts an afternoon of Vietnamese poetry, performance art, live and recorded music, video, fashion, dance, and visual art. Among the featured guests are performance artist and musician Vi Tran and Phong Nguyen, poet and assistant professor of English at the University of Central Missouri.
A reception following the presentations features a variety of Vietnamese cuisine.
This event is presented by the Vox Narro project that pairs writers with immigrant communities to give voice to the voiceless.
Vox Narros is supported by the Rocket Grants program, which is funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art to support innovative, public-oriented work in nontraditional spaces.
Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org  or call 816.701.3407.