FRES THAO

Artist, Writer, and Life Coach in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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"Are you living life? Or simply just living?"

Fres Thao is an advocate for the Arts; believing Art is direct energy from the soul. As a poet and Hip Hop pioneer of the Hmong American community, Fres has been an active lyricist, performer, producer and mentor since the early 90’s. 

He is currently the Executive Director for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent and also freelances as a creative writing instructor, consultant and mentor for organizations such as the Loft Literary Center, the Young Authors Conference, and Essential Sessions Studios.

Through his struggles, aspirations, accomplishments and principles, he aims to nurture the pursuit, support, and value of the arts.