One World Many Voices

One World Many Voices, Celebrate our global family with stories, poems, drumming and song with Bryan Thao Worra, Wendy Brown-Baez and IBé
Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

One World, Many Voices Celebrate our global family with stories, poems, drumming and song with Bryan Thao Worra, Wendy Brown-Baez and IBé
An award-winning Laotian American writer, Bryan Thao Worra is the author of four books of poetry. He works actively to support Laotian, Hmong and Southeast Asian American artists and has received recognition from the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bryan also served as a consulting contractor with the Minnesota History Center, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Commission and is an active professional member of the Horror Writer Association and president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Wendy Brown-Báez has lived in Mexico, Spain and Israel but her experiences in Israel opened her eyes to the toll that conflict takes on ancient places, on families and between neighbors. Her novel Catch a Dream is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself and to plant roots during the Palestinian uprising of 1988. Wendy is an award-winning author and poet and teaches writing workshops in community spaces such as schools, libraries, churches, yoga studios, healing centers, state prisons, cafes and community centers. Wendy believes in the power of story to build bridges.

Ibé Kaba grew up with a multitude of relatives in West Africa but only knew a handful of people when he first arrived in the U.S. Family is only one of the things he had to give up when he immigrated. Although he was born in Guinea, Mr. Kaba spent most of his youth with his aunt’s family in Sierra Leone. A civil war broke out in Sierra Leone, and Ibé moved back to Guinea, becoming a refugee in his home country. Ibé is the recipient of a 2010 Midwestern Voices Award, a 2009 Urban Griots’ Cultural Award, a 2005 Jerome/SASE Verve Grant, and a 2004 Minnesota Academy Award nominee for Best Spoken Word.

Artist/Group

Bryan Thao Worra, Wendy Brown-Baez, Ibé

Venue Information

Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
(612) 454-0455

Ticketing Information

Price Range: 
free
Wendy Brown-Baez
(612) 437-3355