Enrich life and health through the arts
Date: Wednesday March 10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Conference Center
Registration: Recommended. Call (715) 531-6070 to register.
Special event sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Reads program in partnership with Hudson Hospital & Clinic Healing Arts Program
Featured Book for Discussion
The Latehomecomer, a memoir by award winning St. Paul author Kao Kalia Yang. The book is a lyrical and moving account of a Hmong family’s immigration experience that ranges from the jungles of Laos through refugee camp life in Thailand to a new way of living in Minnesota. The story of several generations of a family finding their “welcome home” is told in compelling detail in their own words through the authentic voice of an English speaking daughter.
Get the Book
The Latehomecomer can be found at local libraries, school libraries and Valley Bookseller in Stillwater. Inventories have been increased in anticipation for added demand created through the Valley Reads Program.
Hmong Art Discussion
A special discussion will take place around traditional Hmong art featuring Hudson Hospital & Clinic recent exhibit addition of paj ntaub (pronounced pan dow) or flower cloth artwork by award-winning artist Xao Yang Lee.
About the St. Croix Valley Reads Program
St. Croix Valley Reads is a community-wide multi generational reading program. From March 1 - 14,
there are opportunities for book discussion on how to enrich life and health through the arts.
The program is supported by individuals and organizations throughout the valley. Valley Reads has reached over 20,000 individuals with book discussions, activities related to reading and writing including theater performances and visits with authors. The program continues to grow and expand.