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Claire Gebben

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Claire Gebben was born in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a BA in Psychology from Calvin College, and an MFA in Creative Writing through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island, Washington. She has worked in desktop publishing, editing, ghostwriting, and communications, in addition to pursuing a lifelong passion for writing fiction. During research for The Last of the Blacksmiths, a novel set in 19th century Cleveland and Germany, Claire took classes on the ancient art of blacksmithing and harvested grapes in the wine region of Germany. Her stories, essays and articles have appeared in newspapers and literary magazines, including Shark Reef, The Speculative Edge, Soundings Review, The Fine Line, and Northwest PrimeTime. She lives ...more

naturalization

A pedestrian crosses the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the morning of July 8, 2016 .


I have researched and written about 19th century immigration, but to be clear, this post is about immigration today. Literally. Today, I had the unique privilege of being invited to attend a Naturalization ceremony at Brooklyn Courthouse. Did I draw historic parallels from the experience? One or...

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