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Dear Friends,

This email is a reminder of the fantastic show that awaits you this Saturday, at The Loft Literary Center. Details are below.

I am honored to be part of this amazing project and to share the stage with such incredibly talented writers. No other project like this has come out of Minnesota and I highly encourage you to attend the CD release party to celebrate with us and hear some of the tracks live. Also, please pass this reminder on to any and all who would be interested in attending. Bring your friends. Encourage your students and peers to attend. It's sure to be an evening of great performances, thought-provoking words, and delicious company (with free food!). I hope to see you there!

Ka Vang

Nation of Immigrants:

The Loft Literary Center is proud to produce and release the Equilibrium (EQ) series' first compilations CD. The work featured on the CD seeks to question, challenge, and explode the notion that we are a 'nation of immigrants' - a political buzz phrase that often buries the histories of those it pretends to represent. Minnesota is perhaps unique in its ability to complicate the notion that we are simply a 'nation of immigrants' because of its large population of immigrants, Indigenous communities, adoptees, refugees from conflicts in Southeast Aisan and Africa, amongst many others. As participating artist Robert Karimi remarked, "nowhere in the U.S. do these questions come face to face more than in Minnesota - yet we never talk about it."

The CD release will feature short performances by some of the local poets represented on the CD. Free food and beverage will be provided. CDs will be on sale for $10.

Where: The Loft Literary Center
Open Book Building 1011 Washington Ave S (just a few blocks west of Seven corners, West Bank)
When: Saturday, November 22nd @ 8pm
Cost: FREE!! And you get free food!!!

http://www.twincities.com/ci_11007707?nclick_check=1 ; (look for more additional press from the Star Tribune on Friday...)