Home Is Where the Art Is: A Day with Author Edwidge Danticat

edwidge-head-shotWe are proud to welcome Haitian-American author, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award Nominee Edwidge Danticat to our upcoming event Home Is Where the Art Is: Insights on the Haitian-American Experience on Saturday, April 16th from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.

The morning session will include a conversation with Edwidge Danticat and a discussion of her short story, “Hot-Air Balloons,” from Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories. The discussion will be facilitated by a diverse panel of discussion leaders hand-picked by the partner organizations. A lunch break will be followed by a storytelling workshop led by Susy Schultz, president of Public Narrative, and Danticat. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the museum at 10 a.m., when Danticat will be on-hand to sign copies of Immigrant Voices and her other booksoffered for sale on-site by Women & Children First bookstore.

This event is free for the public, and includes attendance at the morning and afternoon sessions, lunch, one copy of Immigrant Voices, and a 1-year membership to the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. To register, please visit the event page on the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s site.

This community exploration of what it means to be Haitian-American in the U.S. today is a collaboration of the Great Books Foundation, the Haitian American Museum of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Alliance, and Public Narrative, and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s the first of two events headlining authors featured in our book Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories.

 

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