What is invisible about you? What stories are untold about you and others? What stories are missing from our culture? What would happen if we tried to make them visible? Why might it be important to try and tell these stories?
In this Master Class on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m., join writer Grace Talusan - chosen as this year’s Boston Book Festival’s One City One Story author - for an hour-long online writing session for all experience levels. The session will mostly be spent writing, but if there is time, some writers may volunteer to share aloud what they wrote and we may discuss the short story and the framing questions.
“We were the invisible, for a moment, made visible…”
In response to The Book of Life and Death, we invite you to write a poem, story, or essay that sheds light on the life of a person or group who we don’t often see represented in stories.
If you’d like to submit your response (in 200 words or fewer) to our writing contest with the possibility of being featured on our social media or have the chance to read your response at the live 1C1S event on October 16th at 6:00pm, click here!
While the story is available in multiple languages, this workshop will be taught in English. All are welcome. Bring an open mind and your favorite writing tools (paper, pen, or device).
About Grace Talusan
Grace Talusan is the author of The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, a winner in nonfiction for the Massachusetts Book Awards, and the winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Born in the Philippines and raised in New England, Talusan spent many happy hours in the Ames Free Library. She is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University.