Feb 19

A Book Reading with Kao Kalia Yang '03

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm / Subtext Bookstore
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6 W 5th St St Paul, MN 55102

The Twin Cities Carleton Club
invites you to

A Book Reading with Kao Kalia Yang '03

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reading and Book Signing

Subtext Bookstore
6 W 5th St
St Paul, MN 55102

A Map into the World sm bookcover      What God is Honored Here sm bookcover

You are invited to a book reading and signing with Kao Kalia Yang '03 featuring her two new books: Yang's first children’s book, A Map Into the World and a co-edited collection titled What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color.

Kao Kalia Yang '03 is a Hmong-American writer. Born in the refugee camps of Thailand to a family that escaped the genocide of the Secret War in Laos, she came to America at the age six. Yang received a BA from Carleton in American studies, women’s and gender studies, and cross-cultural studies. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University in New York City. She is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers’ Choice, a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction. The book is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read title and on the roster of the American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Program. Her second book, The Song Poet won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. Kao Kalia Yang is also a teacher and a public speaker.

Cost: None.

Responses are appreciated by Monday, February 17 if you plan to attend, by clicking here and completing the subsequent form.

Directions: Use Google Maps for directions.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at or 800-729-2586.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations