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A Borderland Study: Who Drew This Line

March 14 - April 18, 2023: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (six sessions)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205


What is a border? Who does it serve? Who gets to draw it? This seminar will interrogate our understanding of the border as a static entity by witnessing its creation, listening to those who have documented its development and studying how ever-changing policies continue to influence the lives of those on all sides of the borderlands.
This seminar will focus primarily on the Mexico/U.S. border through a diverse collection of books.

Reading List
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Cruel Fiction by Wendy Trevino

A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War” by Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace
Don’t Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart by Elvia Alvarado

Borderland / La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
Eclipse of Dreams: The Undocumented-Led Struggle for Freedom by various authors

Texas The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa

Access Program
We want our classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

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Benjamin McPherson Ficklin

Benjamin McPherson Ficklin will never surrender—Benjamin McPherson Ficklin will always love you. They are the author of the novella The West & the collection A Cynical View of Dystopian America. Among various publications of fiction, poetry, & journalism, their work has been recognized in Best Small Fiction 2019 and Best American Essays 2020.
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