On Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm you are invited to join Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts to hear local authors Kimberly Todd and Mai Neng Moua read selections from their writings. The event is free and open to the public.
Kimberly Todd is the author of three books of literary nonfiction, including Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and The Secrets of Metamorphosis. Her work has appeared in Orion, Smithsonian, Sierra Magazine, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology, among other places. She teaches in the University of Minnesota’s MFA program.
Mai Neng Moua is a refugee from Laos and came to the United States in 1981. She is a writer spinning tales of what it means to be Hmong in America. Her memoir, The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story, was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in March 2017. Her artistic awards include the Bush Artists Fellowship, the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the Jerome Travel Grant, the Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series, and Kundiman’s Creative Nonfiction Intensive.
The 2018 Reading Series is curated by writer Janna Knittel.
The Reading Series is funded in partnership with the Anoka County Library.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage fund.