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A day-long festival celebrating Asian American literature, Asian American writers, and community. Free to the public. May 7, 2011.
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    your name/link on Symposium program.

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    commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    pair of tickets to the Hyphen Magazine issue release party, held on May 6 in LA. plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of AALR winter/spring 2011 issue, featuring new work by Joy Kogawa and an interview with Chang-rae Lee. plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of *Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori*, autographed by editor Patricia Wakida. plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of R. Zamora Linmark's *Rolling the R's*, autographed personally to you. plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    1-year subscription to AALR (2 issues). plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of one of the featured writer's books personally autographed to you (Joy Kogawa’s *Obasan*, R.Zamora Linmark’s *Leche*, Kip Fulbeck’s *Mixed*, Brian Ascalon Roley’s *American Son*, Ray Hsu’s *Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon*, Rishi Reddi’s *Karma*, or Hiromi Itō’s *Killing Kanoko*). plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of the documentary film *Vincent Who?*, which Angry Asian Man calls “required viewing," autographed by producer Curtis Chin. plus commemorative poster and your name/link in Symposium program.

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    2-year subscription to AALR. plus commemorative poster and your name/link in Symposium program.

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    2 autographed copies of featured writers’ books (Joy Kogawa’s *Obasan*, R.Zamora Linmark’s *Leche*, Kip Fulbeck’s *Mixed*, Brian Ascalon Roley’s *American Son*, Ray Hsu’s *Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon*, Rishi Reddi’s *Karma*, or Hiromi Itō’s *Killing Kanoko*). plus commemorative poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    Limited edition original artwork: have one of the writers mail an original postcard to you straight from the Symposium! Each participant will write and autograph one postcard to a lucky donor on the day of the event. plus commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    2-year subscription to AALR and two of featured writers’ autographed books; recognition at event in opening and closing comments; and VIP front-row reserved seats for 2. plus commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium Program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    copy of script for TNT’s *The Closer*, sixth season, season finale, signed by Indian American producer & director Sheelin Choksey. Plus 1-year subscription to AALR, commemorative event poster, and your name/link on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on the AALR website.

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    private tour of the Japanese American National Museum with Patricia Wakida, JANM associate curator of history. plus 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    indulge your inner Tiger Mom! Have AALR staff member, a 10-year SAT prep instructor and college advisor who has helped place students at Ivy League and other top universities across the country, give your teenager a topflight session of SAT tutoring, 1.5 hrs total instruction. plus 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    indulge your inner Tiger Mom! Have AALR staff member, a 10-year SAT prep instructor who has helped place students at Ivy League and other top universities across the country, give your teenager college application essay help, 2 hrs total instruction. plus 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    in-person consultation with Sunyoung Lee, founding publisher/editor of Kaya Press, *the* groundbreaking publisher of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian diasporic literature. plus signed copy of R. Zamora Linmark's *Rolling the R's*, a 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster, and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    AALR editor-in-chief reads and comments on your work of short prose or folio of poems. plus 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    AALR editor-in-chief reads and comments on your full-length manuscript. plus 2-year subscription to AALR, recognition at event in opening and closing comments, VIP front-row reserved seats for two, commemorative event poster and your name on Symposium program, in upcoming issue of AALR, and on AALR website.

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    really indulge your inner Tiger Mom! Have AALR staff member, a 10-year SAT prep instructor and college advisor who has helped place students at Ivy League and other top universities across the country, give your teenager 2 topflight sessions of SAT tutoring, 3 hrs total instruction, plus college application essay help, 2 hrs instruction. plus all $250 rewards.

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    invitation to private dinner with visiting writers on evening of Symposium. plus all $250 rewards.

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    Gift-pack of 3 collector's item issues of Hyphen Magazine. plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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    copy of the award-winning documentary film *A Village Called Versailles*, about Vietnamese American community of Versailles, New Orleans, post-Hurricane Katrina. Autographed by director Leo Chiang. Plus commemorative event poster and your name/link on Symposium program.

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