asian http://kvpr.org en Hmong writers celebrate with new literary anthology http://kvpr.org/post/hmong-writers-celebrate-new-literary-anthology <p>It was like a coming out party for the newest group of writers to join the literary world. Amid the bright lights of Fresno&rsquo;s Tower Theatre, an event billed as the official launch of the book &ldquo;How Do I Begin&rdquo; was held.</p><p>Fresno writer Mas Masumoto called the publishing of the anthology of poetry and stories written Hmong-Americans in the Central Valley a historic moment. &ldquo;I think tonight is historic because it&rsquo;s a community capturing their voices, and the voices are allowed to be passed down through story, especially in a book form.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:39:57 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 706 at http://kvpr.org Hmong writers celebrate with new literary anthology Hanford’s China Alley gains national honor, and concern for future http://kvpr.org/post/hanford-s-china-alley-gains-national-honor-and-concern-future <p>Hanford&rsquo;s 7th Avenue looks pretty much like any other busy street in a small San Joaquin Valley town. It&rsquo;s a broad avenue populated with a haphazard array of muffler shops, fast food joints and gas stations. Yet less than half a block away exists another world, seemingly frozen in time, a cultural and historic artifact, built by Chinese immigrants who came to build the railroad starting in the 1870&rsquo;s, a place called China Alley.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:45:21 +0000 Joe Moore 297 at http://kvpr.org Hanford’s China Alley gains national honor, and concern for future