Chippewa Valley Book Festival presents Kao Kalia Yang: "A Journey to Belonging"

October 26th, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Pablo Center at the Confluence | Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Chippewa Valley Book Festival presents Kao Kalia Yang: "A Journey to Belonging"

October 26th, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Pablo Center at the Confluence | Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

This event is being presented in-person and virtually. Join award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang for a reading and discussion of her newest memoir, Somewhere in the Unknown World, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020. The book is a collective refugee memoir and speaks to the powerful stories that many refugees carry in their search for peace and their quest to build homes for those they love, for the ideas and ideals of belonging. Dive into the incredible refugee experience and explore the beauty and eloquence of their collective and communal yearning to be understood.

KAO KALIA YANG is the award-winning author of three memoirs: The Latehomecomer, The Song Poet, and Somewhere in the Unknown World. She’s the contributor and co-editor of the groundbreaking collection, What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Native Women and Women of Color. She is also the author of the children’s books: A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, The Most Beautiful Thing, and Yang Warriors. Yang works from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Yang’s work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the PEN America Literary Awards, the Daytons Literary Peace Prize, as Notable Books by the American Library Association, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, the Heartland Booksellers Award, and garnered four Minnesota Book Awards.

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