Hyphen-American: A Conversation Series with Naghem Swade


Inspired by Nari Ward: We the People, we're hosting a series of conversations highlighting the first- and second-generation immigrant experience and representations of it in American media.

Think of this as your bi-weekly book club, but with less commitment. Every other week, a new moderator will pick a piece of media for you to read or watch. Then we'll come together Tuesday evening over Zoom to discuss.

Please note that this program will take place online, and you will need to download Zoom to attend.



July 21 6PM with Naghem Swade

August 4 with YaSi

August 18 with Danny Ramos


Naghem Swade is the Cultural Exchange Services Coordinator at the Denver Public Library. Born in Basra, Iraq, she came to America as a refugee at the age of seven and has been living in Denver, Colorado ever since. In her spare time, she writes a memoir about the struggles and perseverance of her family as they try to find refuge in a land that doesn't want them.

She will be discussing The Bridge Poem by Donna Kate Rushin.

Check your confirmation email for your homework assignment to participate in the discussion.