Kevin Yang

March 8, 2019

Kevin Yang, a St. Paul-based spoken word poet is coming to La Crosse on Friday, March 8th, 2019 as an event highlight on the La Crosse Reads calendar and as the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Widening the Circle conference. Yang’s poetry performances offer a stirring and powerful account of young Hmong-American experience in the Twin Cities—the area to which Kao Kalia Yang’s family also emigrated. Kevin Yang is a member of the Speakers of the Sun spoken word collective, which is affiliated with the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Spoken Word and Poetry Summit.

Location and Time

  • Reception 4:00-5:00 (UWL Union 3105)
  • Performance as part of Widening the Circle 5:00-6:00 (UWL Union Bluffs Room)

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