CSW Welcomes Author Grace Talusan for AAPI Heritage Month
CSW was pleased to welcome writer Grace Talusan in celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI)Heritage month.
Grace is the author of The Body Papers, which won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant writing and the Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction. Talusan has published in Creative Nonfiction, The New York Times, Boston, and The Boston Globe, and most recently in the anthology, Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings. In 2022, she was awarded fellowships from United States Artists, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Brother Thomas Fund, and in the fall, will join the English Department at Brown University where she will teach nonfiction writing.
Grace read excerpts from her memoir, The Body Papers, and covered other related to growing up as an Asian-American in a very white New England town, writing, publishing, being a student, and applying to college. A highlight was when she invited community members to share some of the AAPI authors they had read for pleasure or in class. Faculty, staff, and students were all eager to chime in with their answers.