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Thank you for your interest in the Reinhart Institute Lecture Series. \; This event is free and open to the public. \; No reserv ations required.

The Late Homecomer
Kao Kalia Y ang\, Author\, Activist and Teacher
Thursday\, September 13\, 2018
7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Theatre \;

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American author\, film-maker\, and teach er\; she is also a co-founder of ‘\;Words Wanted\,’\; a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing\, translating\, and business services. Her writing and speaking is passionate and eloquent as she seeks to deepen the understanding of the human condition in order to garner mor e compassion in the world. \; Kalia was born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in 1980\; she and her family came to Minnesota as refugee s in the summer of 1987\, and her first book\, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Mem oir\, reflects upon this move. It is a first-hand account of the journ ey that many Hmong people had to make from place to place in order to find ‘\;home.’\; A review by Publishers Weekly praises Kalia\, “\;Yang tells her family's story with grace\; sh e narrates their struggles\, beautifully weaving in Hmong folklore and cul ture.”\; It is the first Hmong-authored book to gain national distrib ution from a literary press\, the only book to have ever garnered two Minn esota Book Awards\, the bestselling book in Coffee House Press History\, a nd earned a NEA Big Read title. \; Her latest\, The Song Poet: A Mem oir of my Father\, is the first Hmong book to ever receive national re cognition and representation. Jane Hamilton-Merritt proclaims that Kalia’\;s writing “\;allows us to hear the wh ispered sorrows and hopes of those transplanted onto foreign soil among st rangers.”\; \; When sheR 17\;s not in front of an audience inspiring social change and awareness\, Kalia raises twin sons that keep her and her husband busy at their home in Minneapolis.

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