Asian American Writers' Workshop
Lyceum: Ice Cream & Ideas

How to be American When
People Say You're Not

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Time: 4PM to 5:30PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Free Admission

Ever wanted to meet a famous writer? The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents LYCEUM: ICE CREAM & IDEAS—it’s a special workshop series where the lesson begins with ice cream and ends with writing your own stories.

Featuring: Marina Budhos and Marisa Franco

Where are you from? No, where are you really from? You’ve probably heard this question before and you know its implication: you don’t belong here. Americans are freaked out about immigrants, whether it’s the laws targeting Latinos in Arizona or the detention of South Asian and Muslim Americans. Novelist Marina Budhos and journalist Marisa Franco discuss how your stories and the stories of other immigrant teens can reshape how America sees immigration.

Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. Her novel Ask Me No Questions (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), about a Bangladeshi family snared in the post-9/11 crackdown, is currently being developed as a film.

Marisa Franco is the co-coordinator of the Turning the Tide campaign at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Prior to working at NDLON, Marisa worked with the Right to the City Alliance and POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights) and helped found the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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