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10th Annual Burmese Literary talk on Saturday, Sept. 26
With programs marking the Prominent Poet Saya Munthuwun 100th Birthday Anniversary

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The 10th anniversary event will be held on Saturday, Sept 26, 2009 at the Los Cerritos Community Center; Fremont, 3377 Alder Ave (Cross St. Fremont Blvd), in Fremont. Highly recommended by our prominent and usual speakers, this year, newest additions to the literary-speaker family in the US are invited. They are Write May Nyane, Writer Khett Mar and poet Khaing Mar Kyaw Zaw.

Marking the Prominent Poet Saya Munthuwun 100th Birthday Anniversary, poems recitation by children and feature presentations will be included. Census 2010 T-Shirts will be distributed to all attendees free of charge. As usual, authentic Burmese dinner will be served.

Please join in and welcome our newest additions to the literary-speaker family in the US. Most importantly, have your evening filled with Burmese literature, culture, talks and friends at this once in a year event.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 5-10 pm  (Contents will be in Burmese)
Los Cerritos Community Center,
3377 Alder Avenue (Cross Street Fremont Blvd), Fremont, CA 94536
(Speakers, Dinner, Free T-Shirt and special attribute to Saya Minthuwun 100th birthday)

Speakers, titles and short bios:

May Nyane  
Kyett Mar
Khaing Mar Kyaw Zaw

May Nyane

May Nyane joined the Burmese Department, Rangoon University (Hlaing Campus) as tutor in 1986 and then served as lecturer at the Burmese Department, Dagon Tekkatho (College) until February, 2005.

She entered the literary realm in May 1987 with “Pyi Sone Chin” poem in Pay Phyu Hlwar magazine. She left Burma (Myanmar) in February, 2005 after the publication of  “Maing daing ah hmut Lay se” (Milestone Number 40) in Hmar Nat Maung magazine.

She has written over 100 short stories, 10 full-length novels, 1 volume of selected novels (including “Mon daing ye kyaw yoe”), and 1 biography; Co-authored numerous books; Short stories for readers who feel and appreciate …; Short stories in memory of Moe Moe (Inya) …

She is currently settling in Maryland and working for VOA (Voice of America).

More information, visit her three personal blogs: ; ;

Khett Mar

Khett Mar entered the literary realm writing magazine short stories in 1989. As a journalist she started writing cover sorties in 2001 on economic and social affairs in Dana Magazine.

Her literary work includes 200 magazine short and full-length stories; 100 magazine articles including cover articles, 1 volume of selected essays, 1  volume of selected short stories, 1  volume of selected magazine full-length stories and numerous volumes of selected short stories with other writes.

She also worked with fellow writers to set up the Sakawar Environmental Conservation Network and wrote as well as collected literature and news on environmental conservation in Burma. She is currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her family.

Khaing Mar Kyaw Zaw

Beginning 1994, Khaing Mar Kyaw Zaw wrote numerous poems and articles in publications at the Thai-Burma border: Tha Noe Htoo, Daung Ta Munn, Tet Hlant Than. Gyo Lin Pya, Daung Oo Way. Moe Kyo, and Kayin Daily She has also served as News Correspondent and later Chief Editor of Kayin Daily.

She was a Columnist in Khit Pyaing Journal from 2000 to 2003 writing articles depicting human lives and values. She has also composed poems and ratha articles (of literary taste) in Khit Pyaing. Irrawaddy, and MoeMaKa on-line magazine publications.

She has published 2 poetry books, 1 collection of short novels, 1 collection of articles and 1 autobiography.

In 2003, she was awarded the Hellman-Hammett award given to literary workers and journalists by New York based Human Right Watch group. She currently broadcast articles as external columnist for Radio Free Asia (RFA). She is currently residing in Bakersfield, CA.