Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wine and beer available for purchase. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author.ÂÂ
Evening Schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music by Fresno Harp Cirlce, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine or beer
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by local author Soul Vang
8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing, dessert for sale
Soul Vang is the author of To Live Here, winner of the 2014 Imaginary Friend Press Poetry Prize, and co-editor of How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011).
Soul is a poet, teacher, and U.S. Army veteran. He holds an MFA in Poetry from California State University, Fresno and is an editorial board member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle (HAWC).
His writing is published or forthcoming in Abernathy Magazine, Asian American Literary Review, Fiction Attic Press, In the Grove, The Packinghouse Review, Southeast Asia Globe, and The New York Times, among others.
His poetry has been anthologized in Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing (New Rivers), How Much Earth: An Anthology of Fresno Poets (Roundhouse), Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans (Minnesota Historical Society), How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday), and NEW CALIFORNIA WRITING 2012 (Heyday).ÂÂ
Fresno Harp Circle