Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives

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Literary Cleveland says
Please join Literary Cleveland for a staged reading of original work by local writers on the theme of immigration.

Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives is a powerful 90-minute show directed by Marc Moritz. It features poems, essays and stories written by immigrants from Syria, Iran, Colombia, Poland, China, Azerbaijan and elsewhere, many of whom are not professional writers but have powerful stories to tell. During the show, these pieces will be performed by professional actors in a dramatic 90-minute performance.

The stories in the show are provocative, moving, heart-wrenching and funny. The authors address the emotional journey of crossing borders, both literal and metaphorical, and what it means to be both an immigrant and an American. Read the full press release here:

Writers featured on Sat. March 18th include Alex Arredondo, Victoria Avi, Baya Aljbawi, Barbara Belovich, Lola Farron, Daniel Gray-Kontar, Susan Grimm, Diane Kendig, Philip Metres, Nazly Pashmini, Maria Perilla, Joelle Reizes, Mary Robles, Jill Sell, Thrity Umrigar and Crystal Zhao.

Writers featured on Sun. March 19th include Amy Breau, Lee Chilcote, Lisa Chiu, Laurel Domanski-Diaz, Elizabeth Figueroa, Jason Jaffery, Ann Klotz, Lara Lillibridge, Philip Metres, Charlotte Morgan, Melanie Rademaker, Viplav Saini, E. F. Schraeder, Nancy Sotka and Thrity Umrigar.

Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives is part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival. It is produced by Lit Cleveland and co-sponsored by Cleveland State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Science and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at CWRU.

The events are made possible by support from the George Gund Foundation and Margaret W. Wong and Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law, a full-service immigration law firm with over 80 years of experience.
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By: Literary Cleveland

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