Join award-winning memoirist Grace Talusan for a Concord Festival of Authors Wednesday Writing Workshop focus on the art of memoir. Grace will share techniques that help writers get to the heart of their stories, navigating the balance of narrative gravity and emotional authenticity. Workshop held at non-profit Be Well Be Here, 91 Main Street, Suite 302, Concord. $15. Space is limited. Registration required at the BeWellBeHere.org or by calling 978-203-2825.
Grace Talusan’s memoir, The Body Papers, won Restless Books’ first Prize for New Immigrant Writing in nonfiction. In her artful and searching book, Talusan sheds light on dark experiences: childhood abuse, multiple preventive surgeries, being an undocumented immigrant, depression, fraught family dynamics, and her struggle to reconcile cultural identities as a Filipino immigrant. Weaving in government documents, medical records, immigration papers, and family photographs, The Body Papers is a moving, timely, and ultimately uplifting narrative of what women’s bodies can be made to endure. Grace teaches at Tufts and Grub Street in Boston.