To Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Story is Medicine
Listening for stories, voices of nature, and 16th century women shamans from the Philippines. Author Mary Grace (“M.G.”) Bertulfo shares her writing practice and asks, “What stories serve to heal the world? How can stories focus your fire within?”
Mary Grace Bertulfo has written for children’s education, television, and conservation magazines in venues such as Pearson Education Asia, CBS, and Sierra. Her fiction and essays are published in various anthologies and her poem “Bridges” launched Story Studio’s Voices Amplified series. Mary Grace works from Calypso Moon Studio in the Oak Park Arts District and teaches creative writing to children through her program, Taleblazers. She is currently at work on a novel.
A sampling of her works:
Seeking Refuge by Mary Grace Bertulfo
Love at the 7-11 By Mary Grace Bertulfo
Globe-trekking. Internationally, she and her family have hiked, snorkled, and sailed in the Philippines, Greece, Japan, Mexico, England, and the Galapagos Islands. Locally, Ms. M.G. was founder and organizer of “Talk Story,” an Oak Park children’s reading series produced by Families and Friends of Asian American Students (FAASt) and sponsored by the Oak Park Library and the D97 Multicultural Resource Center. She is the founder of Banyan, Asian American Writers Collective.
In her spare time, she climbs trees, plays guitar, dances, plants vegetables in the moonlight, snuggles with books, and snoozes.