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Home is a Verb: Writing Immigrant Stories

Friday, December 16th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
14 seats max

An immigrant is just a person who knows home is a verb.

                                                                            -Philip Metres

For some of us, migration is second-nature. A permanent state-of-being. Even the children of immigrants inherit a sense of relocation embedded under their skin. This class is dedicated to giving voice to the immigrant experience. We’ll read/watch immigrant stories such as Noor Hindi’s “American Beings”, Daphna Awadash’s “Bear With Me”, and José Olivarez’s “Ars Poetica”.

From these works, we’ll surface different tools for capturing the nuance and emotions of migration. Then, through a series of guided writing exercises, students will surface their own (or their families’) immigrant stories. We’ll close class in-community and solidarity with each other through sharing.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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Kayla Degala-ParaĆ­so
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