New Voices: Lebanon
Seven immigrant writers of the Upper Valley read at the Kilton Library in West Lebanon, each on the idea of home. The three professional writers were Judith Hertog, essayist and journalist, Julie Puttgen, artist, meditation teacher, therapist, and nonfiction writer, and Ewa Chrusciel, a poet writing in both Polish and English. They introduced four writers in Glenna Coleman's Adult Learner Services ESL class, Jie Zhou from China, Binli Han from China, Sonia Araujo from Brazil and Lily Deng from China.
"I feel that I became a real part of the community… In my view, one of the event's aims is to prompt the local people and immigrants to better know each other, to form a better community for all. The story-telling event did achieve this aim well. It let the newcomer feel the acceptance from local people which will certainly impact their mindset and behavior positively in their coming life. Most of them will be grateful for the acceptance and will pass such kindness to other people in their life. I hope such events can be held regularly."
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