Bryan Thao Worra


Bryan Thao Worra was born in Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos on January 1st, 1973 and is the Poet. At the age of 51, Bryan Thao Worra biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 1, 1973
United States
Place of Birth
Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
51 years old
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Bryan Thao Worra Life

Bryan Thao Worra (born January 1, 1973) is a Laotian American writer.

On The Other Side Of The Eye, Touching Detonations, Winter Ink, Barrow, and Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs are among his books.

He is the first Laotian American to be given a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Performing Arts in the United States.

In 2009, he was given the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans for Excellence in the Arts.

In 2014, he received the Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Award for Book of the Year.

During the 2012 London Summer Olympics, he was selected as a Cultural Olympian representing Laos.

He is the first Asian president of the International Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and the first American member of the professional Horror Writers Union.


Thao Worra attended several private Lutheran elementary schools in Alaska and Michigan. Thao Worra attended the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor in the 1980s, where he received a Waldorf education. He attended public high school in Saline, Michigan, and graduated in 1991. He had a keen interest in social sciences, literature, and mythology, as well as being a member of the quiz bowl team and the National Honor Society. He was briefly affiliated with Future Problem Solvers.

Thao Worra attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, from 1991 to 1997, focusing on non-Western cultures. Thao Worra was very involved in a variety of campus organizations, including the political affairs club, Phi Eta Sigma, the campus programming board, and Sigma Alpha Phi Fraternity. He served in community service and received numerous awards for his writing and student leadership, including the Roy Burkhart Prize for Religious Poetry.


Bryan Thao Worra Career

Career and community service

Thao Worra works with community service organizations like Hmong National Development, the National Youth Leadership Council, Asian Media Access, and Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, the Lao Assistance Center, and the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council. He spent time with the Hmong American Institute for Learning in the 2000s and spent a brief time as its interim executive director in 2005.

Thao Worra has served as a consultant to the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and Legacies of War, a non-profit group in Laos that focuses on problems of unexploded ordnance. In November 2016, he spoke at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Washington, D.C., where they coauthored Imagined Futures on Imagined Futures.

Thao Worra was an early volunteer for as a member of the company's advisory board. He served as a volunteer editor of Bakka Magazine, a Lao literary journal, for a short time. He is a regular contributor to Little Laos, a Minnesota-based newspaper that supports the Lao American community. He was elected president of SF Minnesota in 2008 and continues to assist them after their terms came to an end. Since 2008, he has been editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement. He began working at Sahtu Press, a non-profit Lao American literary publisher headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2014.

Thao Worra is a member of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. He was elected to the board of directors of the Loft Literary Center in 2009, where he served for a three-year term. He led a regular literary discussion group at Hemet Public Library in Hemet, California, from 2012 to 2014.

Thao Worra became the treasurer of the Science Fiction Poetry Association in 2013 and was elected president of the Society in 2016.