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AWM (Chicago, IL 60601-7426)
Carey Cranston (Project Director: August 2018 to November 2021)
Becoming Americans: Immigrant and Refugee Writing in the 21st Century

A temporary, single-site, 900-square-foot exhibit that examines the influence on American culture of fiction, poetry, memoir, and other genres of writing by immigrants and refugees to the United States in the last thirty years.

The American Writers Museum (AWM) requests a $40,000 Exhibition Planning grant for Becoming American: Immigrant and Refugee Writing in the 21st Century, an interactive, technology-forward exhibit focused on writing by recent immigrants and refugees to the United States and its influence on our culture, history and national identity. As the nation's first and only museum dedicated to American writers, the AWM, located in downtown Chicago, is uniquely positioned to present this to a broad audience. Exhibition planning includes exhibit based curriculum for middle and high school students who visit the museum as part of the AWM's youth education program.

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Project fields:
Literature, Other

Exhibitions: Planning

Public Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2019 – 3/31/2020