Mary Grace is a wordsmith based in Chicago who has written internationally for television, magazines, books, journals, and children’s education. From stories of sea-faring and womanhood to deliciously cold prairie treks in 18 degree Midwestern weather, her writing explores her twin passions: Filipino culture and the wonders of nature. The unique and the universal.
Over the last 15 years, Mary Grace has been devoted to bringing nature stories and Filipino-based fiction out into communities. She has worked with people from many different walks of life and backgrounds united in a common love of stories, creativity, and reading. Through her writing, Mary Grace hopes to connect people to the wonders of nature.
She is active with: Kandila, a four-woman writers & artists collective devoted to Asian American arts, global consciousness, and peace. Families of Asian American Students (FAASt) where she developed the reading series “Talk Story: Asian American Children’s Stories for Everyone.” The Step-Ins Book Project. The Historical Novel Society. And Story Studio Chicago.
Mabuhay means live. Live powerfully, live lovingly.
The Know Your Heritage Show. CBS and Central City Productions. Two seasons.
Fiction, Poetry, & Essays
Magazine Articles – Samples
The Chicago Children’s Museum. The Flipside of Culture performances at U.C. Berkeley. Pangarap, Filipino American Literature Forum through U.C.L.A.’s Asian American Studies Department. The Uptown Writers Space.
Fiction. A historical novel set in the sixteenth-century Philippines.
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