GLEF is excited to be a part of Wordstock on Saturday, Oct. 8-9 thanks to its Founder, Kilong Ung, author of “Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor”. Wordstock is the “largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation.”
Last year Kilong Ung was a keynote speaker at the event. GLEF commends Kilong, a first time author for this achievement. This past Tuesday, Oct. 4, Kilong participated in the Wordstock 2011 theme “American Stories” at Multnomah County Central Library. One of three Portland, Oregon based festival authors, Kilong presented his viewpoint during “Portland Stories.”
At Wordstock, visitors can meet some of GLEF’s board members and volunteers and learn about its current projects, such as its current desk campaign for the new Taing Krosaing High School.
“Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor” will be for sale at the GLEF booth in which 50 percent of sales will benefit its mission to empower humanity by enhancing educational opportunities internationally, in memory of genocide victims, and in honor of survivors—golden leaves.