Welcome to America? (In Person)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - Tuesday, November 14, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Six Sessions. Class will not meet on November 7th.


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Course Description

This class will explore immigrant experiences in America. We’ll read memoirs, novels, and short stories of significant literary merit that explore the motivations, difficulties, and rewards of the American immigrant.
Authors will include Willa Cather, Mohsin Hamid, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dinaw Mengestu, and Phuc Tran. We'll discuss the authors' varied backgrounds, styles, and themes as well as the moral questions they raise. Finally, we will view online segments of readings by and/or interviews with the authors.
Six Sessions, $268 ($241 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Led by Linda Levine

Registration Fees

Registration is $268

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: adulteducation@newberry.org. You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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