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On Migration, Home, and the Search for Belonging

  • Gibbs-Morrison Center 1823 Church Street Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

Various kinds of migrations—their own and those of others, chosen and forced, geographical and emotional—inform the work of many writers. The ones featured in this reading will share writing situated along contested borders and within official documents, in sites of historical significance and in classrooms, in remembered homelands and in imagined family trees—work that explores what it means to find a home in this world, what it takes to secure a sense of belonging despite the forces of fear, exclusion, xenophobia, even shame.

Readers include Jan-Henry Gray, Nestor Gomez, Kimberly Dixon-Mays, Daniela Morales, Nina Sudhakar, Jeremy T. Wilson, Foster Monroe, and Liam Hubbard, and the event is hosted by Faisal Mohyuddin.

Refreshments will be served, and free parking is available directly across the street from the event space.