Event—Adult Education

Welcome to America?

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Read works from Willa Cather, Mohsin Hamid, and other authors who write about their immigrant experiences in America.

Class Description

This class is full, but you can still register for the waitlist on Learning Stream.

This class will explore immigrant experiences in America. We’ll read memoirs, novels, and short stories of significant literary merit that explore the motivations, difficulties, and rewards of the American immigrant.

Authors will include Willa Cather, Mohsin Hamid, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dinaw Mengestu, and Phuc Tran. We'll discuss the authors' varied backgrounds, styles, and themes as well as the moral questions they raise. Finally, we will view online segments of readings by and/or interviews with the authors.

Linda Levine (MA in English Education from Northwestern University) has taught English and Humanities for decades, including many classes at the Newberry and at Oakton College.

Materials List


First Reading

  • Please read The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears for the first class.

Cost and Registration

Six sessions, $268 ($241 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.

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