Kalia is a powerful and effective teacher. She believes that one can only teach what one seeks to learn. Kalia excels in diverse learning environments, from K-12 public and private schools, universities and colleges, to different organizations and community groups. She facilitates strong storytelling on and off the page and situates human stories in human lives.

She has taught at the following institutions and in the following courses:

Carleton College,
Benedict Distinguished Visiting Faculty in American Studies & English

Unwritten America
Writing Across the Genres
Telling Your American Stories
The Loft Mentor Series
Loft Mentor in Creative Nonfiction Writing
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities-- Century Community College, Metropolitan State University, & North Hennepin Community College

Composition I: English 1021
Composition II: English 1022
Honors Writing Seminar

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Literature of Fact
Introduction to Creative Writing
Women and Memoir
Masters Workshop in Creative Nonfiction Writing

St. Catherine’s University, Minneapolis, MN
Adjunct Faculty
Introduction to Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Adjunct Faculty
Fundaments of College Writing
Columbia University, New York, NY
Workshop Teacher, Our Word Writing Workshops
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshops

*Additionally, Kalia works in residence programs. She has worked with: In Progress (2014), Brookdale Library (2014), Manhattanville College (2012), Wayzata High School (2010), Edison High School (2010), Minneapolis International School (2010), Phalen Lake Elementary School (2010), Ramsey Jr. High School (2008), Leysin American School in Switzerland (2008 ), and many other K-12 public, private and chartered institutions.

For the 2015/2016 academic year Kao Kalia Yang is honored to serve as visiting faculty at North Hennepin Community College. If you are interested in taking courses with Kalia, please contact Dean Michael Duenes at North Hennepin at “mduenes@nhcc.edu.”

Watch Kalia in an author study with the Minneapolis Public Schools:

If you want to book Kalia for readings, lectures, and other appearances, please contact:
Kevin Mills
The Tuesday Agency
132 1/2 East Washington
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

For questions regarding Kalia’s adult books, please contact:
Heather Karpas, ICM Partners
65 E. 55th Street,
New York, NY 10022 (1474108-DCA)

Phone: 212-556-5600
Email: hkarpas@icmpartners.com

For questions regarding Kalia’s children's books, please contact:
Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency, Inc.
824 Roosevelt Trail #290
Windham, ME 04062F

Phone: 928-525-2056
Email: erin@emliterary.com

For general inquiries, please use our Online Contact form:

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