New Writing and Updates
Reviews of The Body Papers
Summer 21 Teaching
Launch of Jenn De Leon's White Space
Grace in conversation with Jenn De Leon to celebrate her essay collection, White Space
Also available on crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/whitespace
Boston Book 2020 1C1S Event
Community conversation for short story, "The Book of Life and Death"
Fall for the Book 2020
On Writing Trauma: Genre-Bending with Nikki Grimes, Grace Talusan, Sonja Solter, and Alysia Lin Ying Sawchyn
Friday, October 23rd 3 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
With a steady rise of mental health awareness today, how do authors go about expressing pain and suffering through their writing? Moderator Jeannie Vanasco, author of the memoir Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl, leads a conversation with four authors about how they approached writing about trauma in their genre-bending books: Nikki Grimes and her YA memoir in verse, Ordinary Hazards; Grace Talusan and her memoir The Body Papers, which uses medical records, government documents and more; Sonja Solter with her middle grade novel-in-verse, When You Know What I Know; and Alysia Lin Ying Sawchyn with A Fish Growing Lungs, a collection of linked essays that reflect on her misdiagnosis and her ultimate recovery.
Grace Talusan and Xyza Cruz Bacani in Conversation with Howie Severino 10.29.20
Author Grace Talusan and photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani in conversation with Philippine-based broadcast journalist Howie Severino on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Talusan's and Bacani's work. Hosted by PAWA board member Beverly Parayno.
Grace Talusan reads/discusses "The Book of Life and Death" plus essays about the Covid-19 pandemic
Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. In this video she reads from her recent works "The Book of Life and Death", the Boston Book Festival's 2020 One City One Story story pick, as well as her essays about the Covid-9 pandemic: "And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again" and "Alone Together," which raise funds for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. She also answers questions about her writing process, describes her first visit to the Philippines after being away for 20 years, how many educated people leave the Philippines to find work, and discusses other issues.
Gina Apostol and Grace Talusan chat for this Celebrity Conversation with Jane Roper.
Authors in Conversation: Gina Apostol and Grace Talusan
Streamed live on Jan 21, 2021