R192. Writing Into the Silences: A Reading of Recent Creative Nonfiction

C124, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Authors whose work is widely and wildly diverse will read from and discuss their recently published creative nonfiction. All include an uncovering of the hidden or lost, but the contents range from a Filipino American experience; different kinds of hauntedness; the search for an ancestor, once a slave, whose life became a prism of the author's own experience; the intersection of disability, queerness and desire; and a story about a 1970s kid's commune told through drawings and free verse.



LaTanya McQueen is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Coe College. She received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and was the 2017–18 Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. She is the author of the essay collection And It Begins Like This. 

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. She is the author of the essay collection Be with Me Always and the lyric essay chapbook Devotional. Other work appears in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, and elsewhere.

Grace Talusan teaches at Tufts University and Grub Street. Awards include the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, a Fulbright to the Philippines, a Massachusetts Artist Grant, and residencies to Hedgebrook and Ragdale. Her debut, The Body Papers, is forthcoming.

Rebecca Fish Ewan, poet/cartoonist/writer/founder of Plankton Press, where small is big enough. Her hybrid-form work appears in Brevity, Punctuate, Under the Gum Tree, Mutha, and Hip Mama. She teaches in The Design School at ASU. Her new book, By the Forces of Gravity, is a cartoon/free verse memoir.

Melissa Grunow


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