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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month - South Asian Poetry Reading Welcomes You

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Richmond, WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society, together with Richmond Public Library will organize Celebrate Asian Heritage Month - South Asian Poetry Reading event. Twenty selected poets and artists from local communities have joined forces to present a series of poem recitation and cultural performances. Any Asian language is encouraged for this event. If you read a poem in an Asian language, a brief English translation will be provided to help you to understand. Your ethnic costumes are encouraged to wear to this event.

Create a poem (South Asian themed, ideally no more than 500 words), or select a classic poem from South Asian countries (The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) to read for this event, if you are interested, please email your original poem or your selected poem to

Time: May 16th, 2018 @1:30-4pm

Place: Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Branch, Kwok-Chu Living Room

100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

(free admission, poems recitation, cultural performances and finger food reception)

Organizers: WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and Richmond Public Library

Poetry, Music, Dance, Snack, celebrate an afternoon with South Asian Style! With Asian Cultural performances for all tastes, our aim is to share the beauty of Asian Culture, Heritage and Friendship during “Asian Heritage Month”.

Everyone is invited, come and experience our cultural diversity!

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month - South Asian Poetry Reading

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