Kinnaly attended and performed for the 2017 Lao American Writers Summit held in Seattle, Washington for the first time! The Lao American Writers Summit Seattle 2017 weekend featured keynote speakers Refugenius (award-winning Lao American poet, playwright, and cultural producer) and Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri (professional dancer, award winning poet, and avid photographer)!
"If you weren’t there, you missed another inspirational summit as fellow creatives made space for a moving dialog on the state of Lao America and the literary arts. More than 400 people gathered at the 4th Lao American Writers Summit in Des Moines area of Washington state at Highline College. Hosted by the Lao American community of Seattle and organized by local organizations POM Foundation, Kinnaly Dance Troupe, AANAPISI, and Lao Community Service Center." - Little Laos On The Prairie