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"How Is The Story Told About Me Different?" Imagination and Reality with Grace Talusan

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Though Muse and the Marketplace 2020 was sadly cancelled, we still want to share blog posts that presenters wrote about our theme “Imagination and Reality.” In this blog series we asked presenters to explore the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. In this post, Grace Talusan shares an excerpt from her memoir The Body Papers.


April 2, 2020 | Grace Talusan