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What a marvelous time in conversation with Paula Pederson Palmer and Carolyn Noell at Main Street Books on Thursday Night. Great questions and comments from attendees during and after about Immigration Then & Now. Thank you Adah and Eleanor at Main Street Books for your help and unending support of writers and books. And thank you to Charlotte Writers Club - North for co-sponsoring this event. ... See MoreSee Less

What a marvelous time in conversation with Paula Pederson Palmer and Carolyn Noell at Main Street Books on Thursday Night. Great questions and comments from attendees during and after about Immigration Then & Now. Thank you Adah and Eleanor at Main Street Books for your help and unending support of writers and books. And thank you to Charlotte Writers Club - North for co-sponsoring this event.

 

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Thank you for your support. This talk on Immigration Then & Now was really quite touching sharing experiences with Paula Pederson and Carolyn Noell. Sometimes we never know what experience is going to effect us. It is all so timely and so significant.

I JUST learned that FB does not translate to other languages, like English to Italian. I never knew that. Did anyone else? Ho appena appreso che FB non traduce in altre lingue, come l'inglese in italiano. Non l'ho mai saputo. Qualcun altro? Gracie mia cugina Carmela for letting me know! 😘

This was such a fantastic event! Loved hearing the powerful stories of immigrants. These three books are beautifully written and inspiring!

2 weeks ago

Gilda Morina Syverson, Author/Artist

Thank you Ann Campanella for sharing this event!

Immigration Then & Now: author panelFeb 8, 7:00pmMain Street Books -- Davidson, NCPlease join Charlotte Writers' Club North and Main Street Books in welcoming three local authors as they describe the courage and drive of risk-taking immigrants from Denmark, Ukraine, Italy, and Liberia.

As detailed in her memoir, Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Paula Pederson Palmer spends decades believing her mother’s tale that Danish pioneer immigrant Hans Pederson left her family penniless. A chance remark by her 90-year-old mother catapults Paula into discovering the truth about her father’s prolific contributions to early 1900's Seattle. She comes to understand her Ukrainian immigrant mother's complex choices as well as the lasting effects of her mother's deception on Paula's own family.

In her multi-generational story, My Father's Daughter: From Rome to Sicily, Gilda Morina Syverson travels with her Italian-born father, Italian-American mother, and very American husband to the village of her ancestors. This trilogy tale leads the reader through ancient sites of Rome, landscapes of a picturesque countryside, seaside villages of Sicily, olive trees in the valley of Mount Etna, while contrasting an emotional journey between a father and daughter.

Carolyn Noell, author of The Medicine Man's Daughter, describes the coming-of-age of a Liberian refugee who came to Charlotte to escape civil war. Dayou Tucker, placed in the sixth grade, worked to catch up academically, adjust to a new culture and deal with hepatitis, which she brought with her from Africa. Dayou experienced modern medicine and a liver transplant with a team of healthcare professionals from Carolinas Medical Center. She demonstrated great courage as her small, multi-cultural church found a deep sense of community as they rallied around her.
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Immigration Then & Now: author panel

Come to Main Street Books in Davidson next Thursday night when I'm in conversation with Paula Pederson and Carolyn Noell on "Immigration Then & Now." (Co-sponsored by Charlotte Writers Club - North). You'll want to see Paula's new book, Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks. Some great restaurants nearby to try out, too! www.mainstreetbooksdavidson.com/events/2018/2/8/immigration-then-now-paula-pederson-palmer-in-con... and charlottewritersclub.org/cwc_north_calendar_of_events ... See MoreSee Less

Come to Main Street Books in Davidson next Thursday night when Im in conversation with Paula Pederson and Carolyn Noell on Immigration Then & Now. (Co-sponsored by Charlotte Writers Club - North). Youll want to see Paulas new book, Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks. Some great restaurants nearby to try out, too! http://www.mainstreetbooksdavidson.com/events/2018/2/8/immigration-then-now-paula-pederson-palmer-in-conversation-with-gilda-morina-syverson-and-carolyn-noell and  http://charlottewritersclub.org/cwc_north_calendar_of_events

What a great time sharing the journaling process with Jacqui Letran today for one of her upcoming podcasts on STOP THE BULLY WITHIN jacquiletran.com/podcast/ I'll let you know when my podcast with Jacqui posts. Thank you for interviewing me today Jacqui. Fabulous talking with you! ... See MoreSee Less

What a great time sharing the journaling process with Jacqui Letran today for one of her upcoming podcasts on STOP THE BULLY WITHIN https://jacquiletran.com/podcast/ Ill let you know when my podcast with Jacqui posts. Thank you for interviewing me today Jacqui. Fabulous talking with you!
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