Burmese in San Francisco bay area to hold Burmese literary talk
MoeMaKa Reporter 002
October 1, 2008
Burmese community in the San Francisco bay area were planning to hold Burmese literary talk for the ninth annual time in this coming November 8th.
Since 8 years ago in the bay area, Burmese community with the objectives of maintaining and spreading of Burmese literature among the Burmese immigrants and also with the aim to raise the awareness and value of being Burmese among multi-cultural community in the US, will be inviting 5 Burmese writers staying in US for this coming 9th annual event.
Five of them were as listed as follows; Maung Swan Yi, poet in exile, Director U Win Pe, film director and artist in exile, Mar Mar Aye, Burmese classic song singer and artist in exile, Nyan Oo Maung, Burmese monks and writer and lastly Aung Way, poet in exile who recently fled after 2007 Burma Saffron Revolution.
The event was organized and coordinated with Burmese grass-root activists group called BADA (Burmese American Democratic Alliance) and Burmese news group at the bay, MoeMaKa News & Media, together with variety of Burmese community associations from all diverse social, religion and ethnic background.
As it was organized as community based event, it will be inviting and welcoming not only individual donor but also groups and organizations to sponsor collectively to make this literary event a success. The dinner ticket will be sold as 15 US$ as minimums donation ticket and if the interested party would like to donate 100 US$ and above, MoeMaKa news group would be giving away 2 books published by them as gift.
The two books that they offered were selection of Burmese articles written by two most prominent journalists from Burma, one is late Kye Mon U Thaung (Aung Bala), Burmese journalist in exile, recently passed away in April 2008 and the other one is U Win Tin, Burmese journalist inside Burma who recently released from jail by the Burmese regime after 19 years in prison.
MoeMaKa told that these 2 books also contained with the articles written by the visiting writers for this literary event so that their signatures could be able to be requested on these books as souvenir of the event and also from the writers.
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