News & Notes
Kim appears in a new short video produced by WETA (PBS), called "Finding My Mother, Finding Myself" (above), about her quest to better understand her own Vietnamese heritage and, by extension, the Vietnamese experience in the Washington, DC, area. This is one of several events in which Kim participated to coincide with the new Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. She also was a panelist on the companion program Vietnam in Washington (see below).
Kim's story on an engineered wetland at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Centerappears in the July issue of Landscape Architecture magazine.
The sensory experience of death is the subject of Kim's micro-essay, called "The Perfume of the Dying," for Thread Literary's flash nonfiction site Stitch.
Kim's personal essay "Mary's Rock"--a story of overcoming fear--appears in a new anthology called Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors, now available in print on Amazon andBN.com (and in Kindle format on Amazon). Book sales benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
The unFold poetry zine has published Kim's poem, "This Starred Place," and paired it with a stunning work of art.
Roar Anthology Book Launch
Kim appeared with other authors anthologized in the new book Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors and read from her essay, "Mary's Rock."
Echoes of Little Saigon Radio Show
Kim appeared on WERA/Arlington Radio's "Melting Pot" program talking about Vietnamese heritage and Little Saigon (click here to link to the program).
Moderator, National Parks Artist-in-Residence Panel
AWP Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Kim moderated a discussion among a panel of writers who have served as artists-in-residence in national parks.
Art & Words @ Studio Pause
Kim read her essay, "Mother Tongue," at Studio Pause in Arlington, VA. The piece was also the "Essay of the Week" on the This I Believe podcast.