Joan Wickersham

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Launching Oct. 18, 2018 at the Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge

Brought to you by

GrubStreet and Alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator

Special guest: Joan Wickersham

TELL-ALL is a quarterly literary performance series celebrating all things memoir. Co-sponsored by GrubStreet and curated by alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator, we invite award-winning writers, best-selling authors, and emerging stars to share their first-person stories.

For one night per calendar season starting this October, we’ll take over the popular Mass. Ave. nightspot and turn it into a creative confessional. Each event will feature one headliner and four local writers. Our goal is to foster a community of honesty and discovery, through the shared listening experience of real stories. We can handle the truth!

Join us!

Tell-All Boston – Premiere Event

joanWith special guest Joan Wickersham, author of the memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death In Order, as well as two novels, The News From Spain and The Paper Anniversary. She is a frequent op-ed columnist in The Boston Globe, and her essays, reviews and short stories have been widely published. Visit her at

Oct. 18, 2018


Middlesex Lounge

315 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

Featured readers:

Deborah Schifter is a writer living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Most of her work debschifterhas been in the field of mathematics education; Pearson, Heinemann, and Teachers College Press have published her books. She has published personal essays in Hippocampus Magazine, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and in the anthologies, Bubbe Meisehs by Schayneh Maidelehs edited by Leslea Newman, and Selected Memories edited by Donna Talarico. Deborah has studied memoir writing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Writers in Progress in Northampton, and GrubStreet in Boston where she

participated in Memoir Incubator.

Norman BelangerNorman Belanger is a queer writer and grad student who lives in Cambridge. Though much of his work deals with LGBTQ themes, they seek to connect to a wider audience; as we share our personal stories we reveal our basic commonalities. It is important in  this current era, he says, to keep writing, keep living, keep exploring those things that make us different, because the human experience is universal, love is love. He was an invited reader at New York’s LGBT Center’s event for Sibling Rivalry Press in Spring of 2016. Norman’s works of fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, and poetry have been featured in TransNational Queer Underground, Aids&Understanding Magazine, GrubWrites Blog, and Silver Birch Press. Follow his blog:

AngieChatmanphotoAngie Chatman climbed the volunteer ladder at Fifth Wednesday Journal from fiction reader to Book Reviews Editor. She writes both fiction and creative non-fiction; her essays and short stories have appeared in Blood Orange ReviewHippocampus Magazine,fwriction:review, and elsewhere. Angie is a member of the inaugural class of Kimbilio fellows. She earned her MBA from the Sloan School at MIT, holds an MFA from Queens University in Charlotte.

Beya Jimenez
Beya Jimenez is an urban planner in Boston. She is originally from Dominican Republic, and currently resides in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She has written for publications such as Travel Noire, Black Girl in Om and others. She holds a Masters of Urban Planning and Affairs from Boston University.

Tell-All Boston is brought to you by the nearly 50 alumni of GrubStreet Memoir Incubator, and is co-sponsored by GrubStreet, one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers.

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