By Tim Kowols
Author Kao Kalia Yang is set to visit Sturgeon Bay next week as the featured speaker for this year’s Door County Reads Celebration. Yang wrote this year’s Door County Reads selection The Latehomecomer, which provides an account of her life as a Hmong refugee from her native Laos and adapting to life in the United States. Door County Library Director Tina Kakuske says it was Yang’s visit to the Washington Island Literary Festival last year that put this year’s Door County Reads in motion.
Yang will speak on February 8 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 7 p.m. Other week two highlights include a play reading on February 5 and a presentation on Hmong textile art February 7. You can listen to a preview of week 2 and see the full schedule online with this story.