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April 12, 2012 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Although language might be the one of the biggest things that prevents us from learning about different cultures, essayist Michele Morano tackles that challenge by learning how it can help her be a better writer. Tonight, she visits MU and shares some of her personal stories that helped her tell new ones.
In her book Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain, Morano, with a voice reminiscent of the stories in Under the Tuscan Sun and Eat Pray Love, captures the exciting yet intimidating thrill of moving overseas, learning a new language and starting a new life. Since her publishing debut in 2007, Morano has received accolades from such organizations as the American Association of University Women, the Magazine Association of the Southeast and the Illinois Arts Council for her essays that explore how language both separates and unites us.
When: A.P. Green Chapel, Memorial Union
Where: April 12, 7:30 p.m.
MU’s Creative Writing Program will present Morano as a part of its ongoing author features. She will be reading excerpts from a collection called Like Love that explores all the many ways we love romantically in a nonsexual way, the kind of love that surrounds us and all that we do all the time. On Friday, she will talk about crafting stories by writing from personal experiences — something she’s become quite good at. From love to the love of writing, Morano will share her expertise and advice.