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5.19.22 Speaking at Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing, Racism, and Asian American Life for the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.

5.17.22 MY LIFE: Growing Up Asian in America hits bookstores! Click here to buy online at  

10.29.21 "Destiny Manifest" goes to print the MTV Books title, My Life:Growing Up Asian in America, edited by the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment. Forthcoming May 2022


8.1.2021 H'Rina DeTroy is selected as a mentee for The Word's Editor-Writer Mentorship in Adult Nonfiction.


6.30.2021 The Summer 2021 session of the MULTI-VERSES workshop.


6.5.2021 The Past is Present: New Montagnard Artists featuring a reading of the Apocalypse Never writing workshop participants, Greensboro. NC.


5.19.2021 Featured in Brown Asians are Asians, Too by Melissa Pandika on Hella Pinay.


5.5.2021 The inaugural session of the MULTI-VERSES workshop.

4.28.2021 Bottlenecks: My Mother's Walks and Other Perils is published in DiaCritics Out of the Margins essay series. 

4.16.2021 Tales from the Margins ÁCCENTED iRL: Dialogues in Diaspora, an author talk series featuring authors, artists, poets, and cultural producers across the Southeast Asian diaspora, hosted by Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Watch here.

4.6.2021 Writing Our Legacies: Montagnard Authors and Storytellers over Generations, hosted by H'Rina DeTroy, the grantee of The Past is Present: New Montagnard Artists funded by Creative Greensboro. The first literary event to focus on Montagnard diasporic writers.

3.23.2021 Essay: Apocalypse Never: Writing Our Origin Stories and Imaginative Futures as Montagnard Americans, by H'Rina DeTroy on DiaCritics.


​3.5.2021 The inaugural session of the writing workshop, Apocalypse Never: Writing Our Origin Stories and Imaginative Futures as Montagnard Americans.


2.26.2021 Artist Talk: H'Rina DeTroy, grantee of The Past is Present: New Montagnard Artists.

2.20.2021 Podcast This Story Has Never Been Told, episode 13 on Season 1: H'Rina's Writing Her Own Story

2.12.2021 Essay on Medium, Surviving Tet: The Luckiest of the Unlucky


3.7.2020 AWP Conference: Writing the Mother Wound, A Reading curated by Vanessa Martir, and featuring Jaquira Diaz, H'Rina DeTroy, Nana-Ama Danquah and Leslie Contrera Schwartz. Postponed due to COVID.


3.31.2020 Selected for The Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation's Winter 2020 Grant in Literature.

8.29.2019 Journalist Charles Dunst quotes The Vengeance of Elephants for his article Tough Fighters Hanging on in Vietnam in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

5.22.2019 Viet Thanh Nguyen - tweet via Twitter: "We don't have too many Montagnard writers. Here's one of them, h'rina detroy, with a powerful piece about the struggle to be a writer from a minority within a minority within a minority (a woman of the Jarai people, from Viet Nam.)"


6.13.2019 Mixer Reading and Music Series hosted by Michelle Campagna, Rebecca Keith, and Melissa Febos, featuring writers H'Rina DeTroy, Joseph O. Legaspi, Emily Shultz, and John Murillo.


4.3.2019 Visiting Writer, creative nonfiction discussion, CUNY Lehman College, NYC.

3.6.2019 Selected for the Aspen Word's 2019 Emerging Writer Fellowship.

10.22.17 Pigeon Pages Reading featuring Kaitlin Solimine, D. Foy, Nelly Reifler, H'Rina DeTroy, and Nadra Mabrouk. Powerhouse Books, NYC


5.24.2017 The Vengeance of Elephants wins the 2017 Curt Johnson Prose Award, judged by Roxane Gay.


3.5.2017 KGB Hunter MFA Graduate Reading, NYC – 3/2017


3.27.2017 Essay entitled Knot is published in the anthology, Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland.


2.10.2017 AWP Conference: Writing the Motherland: A Demeter Press Reading and Discussion, featuring Jane Satterfield, Kirun Kapur, Pauline Kaldas, and H'Rina DeTroy.


2.25. 2016 How to Build a Fire Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY


6.30. 2013 Bold As Love Reading Series hosted by Bridgett M. Davis, featuring Lisa Ko, H'Rina DeTroy, Stacy Evans, Anna Saini, Leslie Hobayan, and others.

8.2. 2013 The Hot-Sour-Bittersweet Taste of Memories,


11.1. 2012 VONA/Voices Fundraiser Reading @ Casa Azul Books, essay excerpt “Buffalo”, NYC


3.15.2012 Interview by photojournalist Joseph Tepper for role as Montagnard American artist

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