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Becoming American: Our Journey and What Being American Means

Introductory | What does it mean to be or become American? We’ll read immigrant and refugee writers who examine this question through personal narrative and experimental nonfiction. Using their insights and writing styles as inspiration, students will tap into their own or their family’s journeys, contemplating how immigrant/refugee stories are influenced by culture and add to the rich tapestry of American narratives. Students will be able to submit writing to be workshopped.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Annie Nguyen

Class Type: 8 Sessions


Term: Winter 2021

Start Date: 01/14/2021

No Class On: 2/18/2021

End Date: 03/11/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Annie Nguyen

Annie Nguyen was born and raised in
Mobile, Alabama, as the daughter of refugees.
She completed a Fulbright in Vietnam and an
MFA in creative nonfiction at the University
of Montana. She is a professor at the University
of Washington-Tacoma.

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