Monica Wesolowska has published both fiction and memoir in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Best New American Voices 2000, The Carolina Quarterly, Quarter After Eight, Literary Mama, and the New York Times Bestseller My Little Red Book. A graduate of Reed College and a recipient of a fellowship from the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, she has taught writing at UC Berkeley Extension for a decade. She lives with her family in Berkeley, California.
A tender, poignant and courageous narrative – insightful and beautifully written.
- Abraham Verghese
- Author of Cutting for Stone
In the opening of Holding Silvan, Monica Wesolowska gives birth to her first child, a healthy-seeming boy who is taken from her arms for “observation” when he won’t stop crying. Within days, Monica and her husband have been given the grimmest of prognoses for Silvan. They must make a...Forward
Please join Monica Wesolowska reading from her memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life at Book Passage.
- locationBook Passage
- 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Please join Monica Wesolowska reading from her memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life at Books Inc. Burlingame
- locationBooks Inc.
- 1375 Burlingame Ave,, Burlingame, CA 94010
Please join Monica Wesolowska reading from her memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life at The Booksmith.
- locationThe Booksmith
- 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
- 415 863-8688
Why There Are Words was founded by the host and curator Peg Alford Pursell not long after she moved to Sausalito from the East Coast mainly for the purposes of building a literary community and showcasing Bay Area authors. Readers since have come from all over, however, and WTAW is happy to provide a venue for them. WTAW is a treasured part of the Bay Area community and was named SF Guardian’s Best of the Bay for Literary Event in 2012. The series counts among its attendees those who don’t miss a single reading, and thanks them for their loyal support.
Why There Are Words takes place every second Thursday of the month, at Studio 333 on Caledonia Street in Sausalito, CA, 7 PM, $10 donation at the door. Please note that events are usually standing room only. To get a seat, come early!
- locationStudio 333
- 333 Caledonia Street , Sausalito, CA 94965
- 415 331-8272
Please join Monica Wesolowska who will be participating in Lyrics and Dirges at Pegasus Bookstore. Lyrics and Dirges is a monthly reading series showcasing the range of literary talent in the Bay Area.
- locationPegasus Books
- 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
- 510 652-6259
When Monica Wesolowska’s newborn child wouldn’t stop crying, he was taken in for observation. Soon Wesolowska and her husband had to make a tough decision about their son’s life. She shares her...Forward
The San Francisco Chronicle recommends Holding Silvan: A Brief Life by Monica Wesolowska!
While not for the faint of heart, Holding Silvan is a life-affirming story about the power and resilience of the human heart to survive even the most heartrending, unimaginable loss.
To read the...Forward
Anneli RufusWhat kind of reactions has the book been getting, and how does it feel to know that people are reading your no-holds-barred account of a personal tragedy in which you were forced to make...Forward
Tonight at 8 PM on KPFK 90.7 FM in Southern California: MONICA WESOLOWSKA. The personal and ethical challenges of making life and death decisions typically come at the end - for old people, adults -...Forward