Kao Kalia Yang

Robert C. Wright Minnesota Writer-in-Residence

Thursday, April 22

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Workshop

10-11 am

Held virtually on Zoom (Meeting ID: 929 1349 6546)

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/92913496546

Passcode: 156527

Craft Talk

3-4 pm

Held virtually on Zoom (Meeting ID: 929 1349 6546)

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/92913496546

Passcode: 156527

Reading

7:30-8:30 pm

with Tina Gross, winner of the 2020 Robert C. Wright Award

Held virtually on Zoom (Meeting ID: 929 1349 6546)

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/92913496546

Passcode: 156527

Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer:   A Hmong Family Memoir (winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir); The Song Poet:  A Memoir of My Father; (winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir); A Map into the World (a 2020 ALA Notable Children’s Book and Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, and winner of 2020 Minnesota Book Award for Children’s Literature).  She co-edited with Shannon Gabney the anthology What God is Honored Here, writings on infant loss by and for Native women and women of color. Due in 2000:  Somewhere in the Unknown World, a themed collection of refugees’ stories, and two picture books:  The Shared Room and The Most Beautiful Thing.   

Tina Gross is a cataloging/metadata librarian, poet, and activist originally from Minnesota.  Some of her experimental and found poems are inspired by her library work.  Her writing has appeared in publications including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Rogue Agent, The Laurel Review, Third Point Press, and Poetry City, USA.