OPENS NOVEMBER 21

The My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit and related program series will explore the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on our culture, history, and daily lives. The curating team includes Marie Arana, Ilan Stavans, Vu Hoang Tran, Chris Abani, Laila Halaby, Dipika Mukherjee, and special advisor Viet Thanh Nguyen.

My America will give visitors and students a deep and personal experience, bringing them face-to-face — both through videos and in person — with contemporary authors who are immigrants and refugees from all parts of the world, and is designed to elicit thoughtful dialogue on a wide variety of issues. The authors featured in My America will delve into questions about writing influences, being multilingual, community, family, and what it means to be American.

The exhibit and related author events will highlight writing in a variety of genres, including memoir, fiction, poetry, travel writing, songwriting, screenwriting, and more. The AWM is honored to present this timely and relevant subject through the lens of the humanities.

Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe Program series

Click on an image below to learn more about each program and to RSVP today!

Reading and book signing with Susan Muaddi Darraj at the American Writers Museum on January 14
Julissa Arce book reading and signing at the American Writers Museum on January 23
Pablo Cartaya at the American Writers Museum on February 4, 2019
Layla Saad at the American Writers Museum on February 5, 2020

Stay tuned for more program announcements coming soon!

Sponsors

Sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities

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Lead Sponsor

The Meijer Foundation

Partner Sponsors

John and Cathie Estey

Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe

Susan and Shanti Nagarkatti

Steve and Jessica Sarowitz

Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Guild Sponsors

Michael T. Clune

Werner and Marleen Hein

Angela Moore

Dominique Raccah and Raymond Bennett

Efroymson Family Fund

Jane Irwin

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

Dell

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Jastromb Family Philanthropic Fund

The Neilom Foundation

My America Program Series Sponsor:

Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe

My America Youth Education Sponsor:

Efroymson Family Fund

My America Technology Sponsor:

Dell

*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibit do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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