Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices

Lakewood Public Library and Wick Poetry Center partnered together to present Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices, an interactive exhibit including creative writing tools and activities. The exhibit at the Library highlighted the immigrant experience through poetry created by our Lakewood neighbors and was displayed from March 1 through May 15, 2019. Poems created in the exhibit can be viewed here.

Learn more about the backgrounds, observations and feelings of our neighbors when you attend supporting programs throughout the Spring and Summer months.

Music of American Immigrants — Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

For the final performance in Sunday with the Friends’ Music of American Immigrants series, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (featuring special guest Sifu Mark Lee Pringle) will tell the fascinating 150-year story of Cleveland’s Chinese community in a multimedia presentation integrating music, stories, historic photographs and archival audio and video, as well as using several […] Read More

Documentary ─ Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices – Dalya’s Other Country

Directed by Julia Meltzer Presented by The Refugee Response Dalya, the only Muslim at a Catholic high school, straddles two worlds. While her mother must redefine herself after leaving her country and husband, Dalya’s brother takes on the task of leading them through their resettlement. Dalya and her family tackle complex experiences against the backdrop […] Read More