Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam is an editor and cofounder of New America Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. His essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the country, and his short stories are anthologized widely. Followed by a film crew back to his homeland, Vietnam, he was featured in the documentary My Journey Home, which aired nationwide on PBS in 2004. His book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora won a PEN American Beyond Margins award in 2006. Lam currently lives in San Francisco.

Past Events

Andrew Lam at the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

Thursday Jul 27 2017 - Saturday Jul 29 2017  4:00 PM
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum  8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC,  

Andrew Lam at “A Bunch of Bad Hombres: Immigrant Writers Respond to Trump”

Tuesday Jul 25 2017   6:00 PM
SF Public Library Main Branch  SFPL Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin, San Francisco, CA  map

Discussion of Vietnamese immigration to California with Andrew Lam

Monday Jul 03 2017   10:00 AM
San Jose State University  One Washington Square, San Jose, CA  map

Everywhere Home: An Evening Fenton Johnson and Andrew Lam

Tuesday May 16 2017   6:00 PM
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center  100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam in conversation with Siel Ju and Brynn Saito

Friday Apr 07 2017   7:00 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore  5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA  map

Double Vision: Immigrant Writers on Embodying 2 Cultures at Once

Wednesday Mar 22 2017   7:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library Noe Valley   451 Jersey St, San Francisco , CA  map

Andrew Lam at the San Francisco Public Library

Wednesday May 25 2016   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library  100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA  map

Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora: UCLA

Tuesday Apr 28 2015   5:30 PM
GSE&IS Building, Room 111  UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  map

The Vietnam War and Refugee Reflections: A Conversation

Monday Apr 27 2015   5:30 PM
Contra Costa College  2600 Mission Bell Dr., San Pablo, CA  map

Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck with Andrew Lam and Chris Chung

Tuesday May 21 2013   7:00 PM
SOMArts Cultural Center  934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam @CHS

Friday Mar 01 2013   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project with Andrew Lam

Friday Aug 10 2012   7:00 PM
Awaken Cafe  1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

Andrew Lam & Angie Chau

Thursday Aug 09 2012   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam: InsideStorytime MISUNDERSTANDINGS

Tuesday Jul 24 2012   7:00 PM
Make-Out Room  3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA  map

3rd Annual Vietnamese Poetry and Art Festival

Saturday Apr 28 2012   7:00 PM
African American Art and Culture Complex  762 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA  map

Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 03 2012   5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency  1209 L St., Sacramento, CA  map

Litquake: Heyday’s Andrew Lam, Fred Setterberg, and Howard Junker with Thaisa Frank

Sunday Oct 09 2011   12:00 PM
Variety Preview Room  582 Market St., San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam in San Jose

Saturday May 07 2011   15:00:00
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library  , San Jose, CA  map

Andrew Lam at SF City College

Wednesday May 04 2011   18:00:00
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam at SF City College

Wednesday May 04 2011   11:00:00
Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam in Conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston

Thursday Apr 21 2011   18:00:00
Mechanics' Institute Library  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam and the Legacy Essay Contest

Thursday Apr 14 2011   17:30:00
Kennedy Commons  , Santa Clara, CA  map

Other Voices – UC Berkeley

Monday Apr 11 2011   12:00:00
MLK Student Union  , Berkeley, CA  map

Andrew Lam @Chinatown Branch Library

Saturday Apr 09 2011   14:30:00
Chinatown Branch Library  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam in Santa Clara

Thursday Apr 07 2011   11:00:00
Mission College Library  , Santa Clara, CA  map

Andrew Lam at Pacific Ridge High School

Thursday Mar 31 2011   12:00:00
Pacific Ridge High School  , Carlsbad, CA  map

Institute of Vietnamese Studies

Friday Mar 25 2011   13:00:00
Institute of Vietnamese Studies  , Westminster, CA  map

Southeast Asian Studies Conference

Thursday Mar 10 2011   14:00:00
San Francisco State University  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam at The Commonwealth Club

Tuesday Mar 08 2011   18:00:00
The Commonwealth Club of California  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam at Sacred Heart School

Thursday Feb 24 2011   11:00:00
Sacred Heart School  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam at Contra Costa College

Wednesday Feb 23 2011   09:45:00
Contra Costa College  , San Pablo, CA  map

Valley Wordfest

Sunday Feb 20 2011   19:00:00
Alice Peters Auditorium  , Fresno, CA  map

Maxine Hong Kingston in conversation with Andrew Lam

Tuesday Jan 25 2011   19:00:00
Los Angeles Central Library  , Los Angeles, CA  map

Andrew Lam in Houston, TX

Thursday Jan 20 2011   18:30:00
Asia Society  , Houston, CA  map

Film Screening and Discussion with Andrew Lam

Saturday Jan 08 2011   14:00:00
Koret Auditorium, SFPL  , San Francisco, CA  map

East Eats West @ Ferry Building, SF

Tuesday Dec 07 2010   18:00:00
Book Passage, Ferry Bldg.  , San Francisco, CA  map

Conversations with Writers

Thursday Nov 04 2010   16:00:00
UC Davis  , Davis, CA  map

graffEats and East Eats West for “A Feast of Words” in San Francisco

Tuesday Nov 02 2010   18:30:00
SOMArts  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam at SFSU

Friday Oct 29 2010   14:00:00
San Francisco State University  , San Francisco, CA  map

East Eats West at The Booksmith

Monday Oct 18 2010   19:30:00
The Booksmith  , San Francisco, CA  map

East Eats West in Bali

Wednesday Oct 06 2010   12:00:00
Ubud Book Festival  , , Bali 

Andrew Lam at the Asian American Theater Company

Sunday Oct 03 2010   17:00:00
Asian American Theater Company  , San Francisco, CA  map

East Eats West at the California Culinary Academy

Sunday Sep 26 2010   17:00:00
California Culinary Academy  , San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam and Monique Truong at VAALA

Tuesday Sep 21 2010   18:30:00
VAALA Cultural Center  , Santa Ana, CA  map

Andrew Lam and Richard Rodriguez

Thursday Sep 16 2010   18:00:00
Mechanics' Institute  , San Francisco, CA  map

Writers With Drinks

Saturday Jun 12 2010   19:30:00
The Make Out Room  , San Francisco, CA  map