March Reading Series

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 pm you are invited to join Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts to hear local authors Sun Yung Shin and Michael Kleber-Diggs read selections from their writings.

신선영Sun Yung Shin is the author, editor, or co-editor of six books and one chapbook: Unbearable Splendor (poetry/essay); Rough, and Savage (poetry); Skirt Full of Black (poetry); A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (essays); Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (essays); 쿠퍼의 롐슨 Cooper’s Lesson (bilingual book for children); and “My Singularity” (poetry). She is cofounder of a native women artists & women of color artist collective and is a contributing editor at Aster(ix) and Society Editions. She has received artist grants from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation.

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet and essayist. In 2015, he was a Fellow with the Givens Foundation for African-American Literature and a winner of the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry. Michael’s work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, Lament for the Dead, and elsewhere and has been heard on Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI. You can find Michael’s musings on coffee sleeves thanks to Coffee House Press and on buses and light-rail train cars thanks to Saint Paul Almanac and Metro Transit. An essay on his journey to becoming a writer was selected by Sherry Quan Lee and will be anthologized in 2017. Whenever he can, he writes literary criticism for the Star Tribune. Michael lives in Saint Paul with his wife, Karen, a horticulturist who makes art with flowers, and their daughter, an accomplished dancer.


The 2017 Reading Series is co-curated by writers Margaret Hasse and Clarence White and is funded in partnership with the Anoka County Library. The event is free and open to the public.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage fund



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