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Women Writing Out of War
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave S
War impacts more than just soldiers––and more than one genre. Join these acclaimed women writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as they explore what war has promised, threatened, and delivered as we near the hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day. Discover the difference women make on the page and behind the lines. Featuring Faith Sullivan, Nancy O'Brien Wagner, Caren Stelson, Kao Kalia Yang, Gretchen Marquette and Kate St. Vincent Vogl. Author bios below for this MN State Arts Board grant reading.
Faith Sullivan is the author of eight novels, including Gardenias, The Cape Ann, What a Woman Must Do, and, most recently, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse. A “demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” she is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture and her fellow writers, and has visited with hundreds of book clubs.
Nancy O’Brien Wagner is an historian and exhibit designer based in St. Paul. Her latest book, Alice in France: the World War I Letters of Alice M. O’Brien, documents the letters and experience of her great-aunt who served in France during WWI as a Red Cross volunteer.
Caren Stelson is the author of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Story and other works for children and young adults. To write Sachiko, Caren traveled to Nagasaki five times to interview Sachiko Yasui and research her story, which has been longlisted for a National Book Award, named a Sibert Honor Award for Information Books, and received the Jane Addams Book Award for Older Children.
Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of two award-winning books––The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet. She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kao Kalia Yang is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority. Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Yang is now an American citizen.
Gretchen Marquette’s work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Harper’s, Tin House, The Paris Review, and other places. Her first book, May Day, was released from Graywolf Press in 2016. She lives and works in Minneapolis.
Kate St. Vincent Vogl is the author of Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers, which was featured on national ABC news. For her novel-in-progress, she received a 2017 Artist’s Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and was honored with a residency at the Anderson Center. Her work appears in many best-selling anthologies, including Listen to Your Mother.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
A multi-genre reading hosted by Kate St. Vincent Vogl In fulfillment of a MN State Arts Board grant. Features Faith Sullivan, Nancy O'Brien Wagner, Caren Stelson, Kao Kalia Yang, and Gretchen Marquette.