This series will explore the immigration and refugee experience in America through the lens of writing: fiction, non-fiction, and works for children. We’ll highlight the stories of the immigrant and refugee population as well as the issues, especially as they impact and affect the local community. Immigration Stories responds directly to these issues by providing the community with the opportunity to interact and engage in a series of public readings, panel discussions, and conversations with writers, scholars, and their neighbors.
Greensboro has one of the liveliest and most diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the state and is home, not only to the first civil Rights Sit-In, but to both old and new movements concerned with immigration, including Every Campus A Refuge, The Center for New North Carolinians, and the American Friends Service Committee, as well as the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
This series is a joint project of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival and Scuppernong Books and will run from October-November 2018. This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.