Áine Greaney

Irish Author

Leading Creative Writing Workshops and Writing Stuff for 20+ years.

North Shore of Boston via Ireland

Seven suggested Topics for Discussion in Green Card

... (Green Card) is a serious contribution to the literature of immigration in our times ...
— James Silas Rogers, Editor, New Hibernia Review and author, Irish American Biography

Suggested Discussion Points

1. What we newcomers find weird and wonderful about America

2. The search for a physical and existential home - in Ireland and in the Merrimack Valley

3. What we long-term, tenured immigrants must do for our newcomers to America

4. The white, English-speaking immigrant’s lesser burden (and bigger responsibility)

5. Issues of fear, displacement, dueling cultures and happy or ambivalent citizenship

6. The author’s process of collecting our short works into a book-length collection

7. The personal essay: What it is. What it’s not.

8. How to collect our short works into a full-length manuscript for publication


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