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Crossing Borders: Women's Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition

An exhibit previewing the 5th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande

Knight Library, first floor
April 2016

This exhibit showcases the lives and creative work of the panelists and workshop leaders participating in this year's Northwest Women Writers Symposium, organized around the theme "Crossing Borders: Women's Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition."

How have our migrations and moves contributed to or instigated our writings? What do we move away from, and what do we go toward? What are the historical, political, and personal currents that influence our transitions—from one country to another, from one state to another, from city to country, from mountains to sea, from one marriage or partnership to another, from one career to another, from one self-view to another?

“Crossing Borders” is a multi-layered theme that will open the door to fruitful discussions of craft, creativity, challenges of survival, making room for others, and community.

The fifth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, through Sunday, May 8, 2016. American Book Award winner Reyna Grande is the keynote author. For more information and a complete schedule of events, see the CSWS website. 

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