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 Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, she has taught writing at the University of California 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
There are currently no events featuring Ms. Wesolowska on the calendar.
For a chance to win a copy of Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, go to Good Reads. Contest ends December 15, 2014.
This week on the Live Like You Mean It Podcast I talk to Monica Wesolowska, author of the acclaimed memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life. The true story of losing her first-born child, Holding Silvan...Forward
In her memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, Monica Wesolowska conveys two primary facts—first, that she loved her son Silvan deeply, and all decisions about his living and dying were motivated by...Forward
Memoirs aren’t easy to sell, unless your last name is Kardashian, or your nickname is Snooki. Even beating cancer (which sounds like a hell of a story to me, because who doesn’t like a tense...Forward
Every couple has a story, and this was ours. We were prepared to weather storms. For our wedding, we skipped the tissue paper and cream-colored card stock of standard invitations. Instead, we glued a...Forward
Here we are, two strangers, side by side. We don’t have to talk, do we? The din of sixty prepubescent sixth graders on a field trip is enough for me. I have a book in my bag to read. And yet, as...Forward
Monica Wesolowska considered herself solely a fiction writer before she gave birth to her first child, a son named Silvan. When Silvan was given the grimmest of prognoses shortly after his birth, she...Forward