St. Kate's Book Events

Join the St. Kate's community — alumni, students, faculty, staff, and neighbors — throughout the year in book discussions and celebrations at St. Kate’s and St. Kate’s-sponsored events. 


International Women's Day

March 8

Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women

This year’s event features a reading and discussion of Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, which will be published in February by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Speakers include the book’s editor, St. Kate’s Mission Chair and Associate Professor Pa Der Vang, along with several esteemed contributing authors: Mai Thao Xiong, Mai Neng Moua, Kao Kalia Yang, Mainhia Moua, Douachee Vang, and Boonmee Yang.


Sr. Mona Riley Endowed Chair Lecture: Jane Carroll

April 16

Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life by Jane Lamm Carroll

Join us in the Rauenhorst Ballroom on April 16 for a 5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. lecture hosted and presented by history professor Jane Lamm Carroll, our Sister Mona Riley Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Professor Carroll will discuss her new publication Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life, with questions and discussion to follow the lecture.


The Loft's Wordplay

May 9

Join the Loft for Wordplay, a St. Kate’s-sponsored literature bonanza. The event’s second year will reconvene local, national, and international authors from all genres in celebration of the written word. The festivities offer book-lovers a weekend full of readings, workshops, and more.