Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Brown alumna and writer in residence at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will participate in a  symposium on Asian American art and literature at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The symposiuim, Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image and Word, is set for 11:15 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium of the National Portrait Gallery. Presenters at the symposiium will offer original literary work composed in response to the themes and feelings raised by the gallery’s exhibition, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter.

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