Poet and Artist Mong-Lan to Perform at Menlo Nov. 3

Poet and artist Mong-Lan will present a multi-media reading/performance of selections from her 2008 poetry and art book, “Tango, Tangoing: Poems and Art” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Russell Center in Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton CA.

A native of Vietnam who fled the country after the fall of Saigon, Mong-Lan's poetry has won numerous awards, such as the 2000 Juniper Prize and the 2002 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Awards for Poetry. Her other books include “Song of the Cicadas,” “Why Is The Edge Always Windy?” and “Love Poem To Tofu And Other Poems.”

She was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry for two years at Stanford University and a Fullbright Fellow in Vietnam. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited at such venues as the Capitol House in Washington D.C., the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and as well as galleries and exhibitions in San Francisco, Tokyo, Bali, Bangkok, Buenos Aires and Seoul.

The event is sponsored by the Women's Club at Menlo College.