Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles, joined by contributors Aleksander Hemon and Emma Ruby-Sachs

03/19/2014 7:00 pm

Immigrant Voices: 21st
Century Stories

As
debates about immigration rage across America’s political spectrum,
twenty-first-century immigrant literature both reflects and shapes the shifting
definition of American identity. Immigrant
Voices: 21st Century Stories
, the newest publication by the Great Books
Foundation, showcases fresh perspectives on the immigrant experience by writers
from around the world. Join the co-editors, award-winning author Achy Obejas
and cultural studies scholar Megan Bayles, for a reading and discussion. Megan
Bayles is a freelance editor and a doctoral candidate at the University of
California, Davis. Achy Obejas is the author of Ruins, Days of Awe, and other novels. Her Spanish translation of
Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of
Oscar Wao
was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benítez Translation Prize from
the National Translator Association. The book publishes on March 15th. To
pre-order a copy, call
773-769-9299 or go to www.womenandchildrenfirst.com. Refreshments will be
served.

Location: 
Street:
5233 N. Clark St.
City:
Chicago
,
Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
60640-2122
Country:
United States