Saint Paul's Sun Ray Library to Host Kao Kalia Yang as Writer-in-Residence

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Coffee House Press and the Saint Paul Public Library are excited to announce that Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), will be Sun Ray Library's writer-in-residence this Spring.

Kao Kalia Yang is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority. Her memoir, The Latehomecomer, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. Her follow-up, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016), is a tribute to both her father and to the Hmong tradition of storytelling.

Yang's residency is part of In The Stacks, a program developed by Coffee House Press. The two year old program has placed writers and artists in residencies at the Walker Art Center, American Craft Council, Quatrefoil Library, Poets House, American Swedish Institute, Hennepin County Library, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Yang will give a public presentation on May 6th at 7pm at Sun Ray Library.

Located in Minneapolis, Coffee House Press is an independent, nonprofit literary publisher of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, Coffee House produces books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience. Visit for more information.


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