Frank Concepcion will talk about the physical and emotional journey of becoming an immigrant through personal stories and the work of the Boston Immigrant Writers Salon, inviting the audience to participate in a guided reflection of that which we long for and that which we leave behind.
Frankie Concepcion is a writer and community organizer from the Philippines. A former public school educator, she is the founder of the Boston Immigrant Writer’s Salon, an editor for GRLSQUASH and Winter Tangerine, and Sibling Rivalry Press’ 2019 Undocupoets Fellow. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published internationally, and she continues to work in the non-profit sector serving immigrants and artists in the Greater Boston area.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.