New exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today is now open at the American Writers Museum

Immigrant Writers on Community

At a time when people around the world travel great distances to be home with their families, these immigrant and refugee writers share their feelings on themes such as family, community, and home. Hear more from these writers and others in our exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. And from the American Writers Museum family to yours, happy holidays and an even happier New Year.

Below are just 6 writers of 31 featured in our newest temporary exhibit. Visit our YouTube channel to stay up to date with the latest content available online and see a playlist of all of our My America videos.

Get to know Akwaeke Emezi, born and raised in Nigeria and the author of Freshwater and Pet, which was a 2019 National Book Award finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Hear from Julissa Arce, a contributor for CNBC, a bestselling writer, and a staunch advocate for social justice in the immigrant community and beyond.
Learn more about Edwidge Danticat, two-time National Book Award Finalist and winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.
Get to know Louie Pérez, songwriter, singer, and guitarist for Los Lobos.
Hear from Reyna Grande, a Mexican-American author and memoirist as she discusses finding a place to belong in the United States and Mexico.
Hear from Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur fellow, professor, writer, and more.

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