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Herstories and Healing: A Khmer Culinary and Literary Workshop

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In celebration of the new year - the Cambodian New Year in the month of April - the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association presents "Herstories and Healing: A Khmer Culinary and Literary Workshop Poetry and Khmer Food In Memory of Mak's Kitchen." 

This hybrid writing and culinary workshop will take its cue from the flavors and healing herstory of Khmer cuisine. Taking into account the sensations on our tongue, we will also play and reimagine traditional flavors while adapting to the contemporary diasporic experience. Come share, eat, and write with us as we bring in the Cambodian New Year.


Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. They were sponsored to come to the United States and resettled in the Bronx where she grew up. She is currently poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens, a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA), the recent recipient of the American Opera Projects' Composer and the Voice Fellowship for 2017-19, and the 2018 Emerging Poets Fellowship at Poets House. Her publication credits include Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and TimeFLESH, Prairie Schooner, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Perigee, and The Margins. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, is available from Willow Books. She is currently a doctoral student in English at the The Graduate CenterCUNY.


To visit her Instagram page, click here.  

It is necessary to RSVP for this event with a $10 admission fee. 

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  • Cambodian American Literary Arts Association