This Week is Lit

If you virtually attended Memoir Monday’s event on the 15th, you’re already familiar with Meredith Tulusan. If you weren’t able to make it, no worries: You have another chance to get to know her and her work next week. 

Chicago-based bookstore Women & Children First is hosting an interview with Tulusan on Tuesday the 23rd of June, 8-9pm. The store—founded in 1979—is dedicated to “an inclusive feminist future.” They thoughtfully curate a storefront which centers the work of underrepresented voices, particularly those of women in vulnerable demographics. 

Meredith Tulusan’s Fairest (May 2020) recount’s her boyhood in the Philippines, her experiences with albinism, and her experiences as a trans person in America. A complex, thoughtful work, Tulusan’s memoir is a thoughtful examination of self and identity. 

Téa Obreht will conduct the interview. Obreht is an award winning Serbian-American novelist.

Register for next Tuesday’s event here.

More Reading and Workshop Resources: 

June 23, 5:00pm, Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

You can sign up here to virtually write alongside other creatives, through guided prompts, with Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s Virtual Writing Hour.

June 23, 6:30pm, Virtual Poetry Salon Workshop with the American Jewish Historical Society. 

This workshop will be led by Lynn Melnick. You can find more information or register at the bottom of the page here.

June 23, 8:00pm, The Antibody with Brian Gresko. 

Next week’s installment features Zaina Arafat (You Exist Too Much), Diksha Basu (Destination Wedding), Annie Kim (Eros, Unbroken)Find the Youtube live or Zoom link here:

June 24, 7:00pm, Parnassus Books and Draper James Present: A Conversation with Megan Miranda

Sign up at this link to hear novelist Megan Miranda read.

June 25, 5:30pm, Friends of the Winthrop Public Library features Melissa Pritchard

This weekly reading and Q&A session features acclaimed novelist and short story writer Melissa Pritchard this week. Find the Zoom access link here.

About This Week is Lit
This Week is Lit is a weekly selection of free readings and workshops from around the web. The list is compiled by Aimee Baker, written by Cheryth Youngmann, and produced by the Saranac Review.