Words in Transit

New England Public Radio and Amherst College’s Copeland Colloquium have collected the personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England.

Traversing continents and cultures, the project illuminates the many pathways leading to our small corner of the globe, and explores the shared experience among those seeking a new life in a foreign land.

Now these stories have been gathered together in a beautifully designed book that showcases Beth Reynolds’s photographic portraits of each immigrant. Proceeds from this book go to scholarships for immigrant students at Holyoke Community College.   

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Ilan Stavans
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Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Cultures at Amherst College, was Tertulia’s guest on November 20, 2016. He spoke about the stories of immigrants presented in the book “Words in Transit” a project with New England Public Radio.