– UMaine at Farmington Writer’s Series will feature Grace Talusan

Grace Talusan

The University of Maine Farmington Guest Writer Series is set to feature award-winning writer Grace Talusan as the fifth season program guest writer.

Talusan will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing session with the author. Reservations are required and guests should adhere to the university’s COVID safety practices, including wearing a mask at all times inside campus buildings and social distancing when possible.

Reservations can be made at forms.gle/UMVzhiFjS6eepdUv7.

Talusan’s memoir, “The Body Paper”, is an exploration of Talusan’s life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and childhood abuse. “The Body Papers” is a Massachusetts Book Award winner in Nonfiction and won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. It was a New York Times Editors’ Choice pick.

Talusan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. She is Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence at Brandeis University.

“The Body Papers” is available from the UMF University Bookstore and from Devany, Doak, and Garret booksellers. The guest writer series is sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

For more information, contact Amy Neswald, professor of creative writing at UMF, at 207-778-8024 or [email protected].

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