Sunday, March 27, 2011

Georgetown University Writes Dangerously in Immigrant America

If I had the money (and the time off from work), I would fly to Washington D.C. next week to attend Geogetown's symposium, Writing Dangerously in Immigrant America. This two day event on April 5th and 6th will will host an all-star list of socially conscience writers including Domincan-American superstar and author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, Haitian-American author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat, L.A. Times columnist, Hector Tobar, and columnist and author of Murder City: Ciudad Ju├írez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields, Charles Bowden. "The themes across the symposium’s sessions will focus primarily on the vexed relationships between the U.S., its emerging immigrant-diasporic communities, and the specific American regions they mostly represent: the Caribbean, Central America, and the U.S./Mexico borderlands."

If you are in or around D.C. and are able to attend this event, I would love to see your cheat notes, or hear your thoughts.

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