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Meredith Talusan

Artist, Performer & Critically-Acclaimed Author of "Fairest"

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Meredith Talusan Biography

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, science, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist.

Talusan is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir "Fairest" from Viking/Penguin Random House, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and best book of 2020 by multiple venues, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie-Claire, Electric Literature, and Library Journal, and was chosen for both the Teen Vogue and LitHub Book Clubs. She has also contributed to several essay collections, including the New York Times Bestselling "Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture."

A Pushcart Prize nominee who received an MFA in fiction from Cornell University, Talusan has short stories published or forthcoming in Guernica, Boston Review, Epoch, Bellevue Literary Review, Grand, The Rumpus, Catapult, and the anthology Anonymous Sex, along with essays in The New York Times, The Guardian The Atlantic, WIRED, LitHub, and Condé Nast Traveler among other publications. She also received an MA in comparative literature from Cornell, where she published articles in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Postcolonial Text, and Arcade, as well as translations for Berfrois and Epiphany.

As a journalist, Talusan has written features for VICE Magazine, BuzzFeed News, WIRED, and Medium among other outlets. She has received awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, The Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Talusan is also the founding executive editor of them, Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is currently contributing editor. She is also a contributing editor for Catapult and is on the board of Electric Literature. Talusan is on the faculty of the Sarah Lawrence MFA writing program and has taught at several residencies and conferences, including Tin House, Lambda Literary Retreat, and Grub Street. She has also done residencies at BANFF Centre, Hambidge Center, and Millay Arts, and has been the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship at Yale and the Marsha P. Johnson Fellowship from Jack Jones Literary Arts.

As a dancer, Talusan trained at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Trisha Brown Studio, and Movement Research from 2006 to 2009 and was on the board of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance from 2013 to 2020, facilitating multiple dance workshops and performances in New York and elsewhere. They are also heavily involved in somatic practices, especially the Feldenkrais method.

As a visual artist, Talusan received an MFA in visual art from the California College of the Arts, and has exhibited in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. She has also photographed stories for VICE Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Mic, and Medium.

Talusan grew up in the Philippines before moving to the United States at fifteen, then received an honors BA in English and American Literature from Harvard College, and subsequently worked as a technical assistant for the Perceptual Science Group at MIT. They belong to the queer, trans, disabled, albino, Asian, and immigrant communities.

Talusan lives in Barryville, New York with her spouse and rescue mutt. She is currently at work on a short story collection and a novel.

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Fairest: A Memoir

Fairest: A Memoir

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    Speaking fees for Meredith Talusan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Meredith Talusan are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Meredith Talusan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Meredith Talusan speak about?

    Meredith Talusan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian American Heritage, Authors, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Journalism, LGBTQ, Literary, Virtual Speakers, Visual Arts.
  • Where does Meredith Talusan travel from?

    Meredith Talusan generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Meredith Talusan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Meredith Talusan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Meredith Talusan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Meredith Talusan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Artist, Performer & Critically-Acclaimed Author of "Fairest"

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Meredith Talusan Biography

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, science, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist.

Talusan is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir "Fairest" from Viking/Penguin Random House, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and best book of 2020 by multiple venues, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie-Claire, Electric Literature, and Library Journal, and was chosen for both the Teen Vogue and LitHub Book Clubs. She has also contributed to several essay collections, including the New York Times Bestselling "Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture."

A Pushcart Prize nominee who received an MFA in fiction from Cornell University, Talusan has short stories published or forthcoming in Guernica, Boston Review, Epoch, Bellevue Literary Review, Grand, The Rumpus, Catapult, and the anthology Anonymous Sex, along with essays in The New York Times, The Guardian The Atlantic, WIRED, LitHub, and Condé Nast Traveler among other publications. She also received an MA in comparative literature from Cornell, where she published articles in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Postcolonial Text, and Arcade, as well as translations for Berfrois and Epiphany.

As a journalist, Talusan has written features for VICE Magazine, BuzzFeed News, WIRED, and Medium among other outlets. She has received awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, The Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Talusan is also the founding executive editor of them, Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is currently contributing editor. She is also a contributing editor for Catapult and is on the board of Electric Literature. Talusan is on the faculty of the Sarah Lawrence MFA writing program and has taught at several residencies and conferences, including Tin House, Lambda Literary Retreat, and Grub Street. She has also done residencies at BANFF Centre, Hambidge Center, and Millay Arts, and has been the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship at Yale and the Marsha P. Johnson Fellowship from Jack Jones Literary Arts.

As a dancer, Talusan trained at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Trisha Brown Studio, and Movement Research from 2006 to 2009 and was on the board of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance from 2013 to 2020, facilitating multiple dance workshops and performances in New York and elsewhere. They are also heavily involved in somatic practices, especially the Feldenkrais method.

As a visual artist, Talusan received an MFA in visual art from the California College of the Arts, and has exhibited in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. She has also photographed stories for VICE Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Mic, and Medium.

Talusan grew up in the Philippines before moving to the United States at fifteen, then received an honors BA in English and American Literature from Harvard College, and subsequently worked as a technical assistant for the Perceptual Science Group at MIT. They belong to the queer, trans, disabled, albino, Asian, and immigrant communities.

Talusan lives in Barryville, New York with her spouse and rescue mutt. She is currently at work on a short story collection and a novel.

Meredith Talusan Videos

  • Fil-Am author Meredith Talusan talks about her memoir "Fairest" | New Day
    Filipino-American author Meredith Talusan has been through a number of transitions in her life. From growing up with albinism in the Philippines to...
  • Racial Justice Reads: Kiese Laymon, Jaquira Díaz, Meredith Talusan
    Racial Justice Reads LIVE is a series of live webinars featuring groundbreaking authors from innovative genres discussing their work and its...
  • First Time I Saw Me: Trans Voices | Meredith Talusan | Netflix + GLAAD
    Netflix and GLAAD know that authentic media stories and characters are pivotal in creating acceptance. This is especially true for trans people, who...

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  • How do I book Meredith Talusan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Meredith Talusan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Meredith Talusan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Meredith Talusan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Meredith Talusan

    Speaking fees for Meredith Talusan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Meredith Talusan are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Meredith Talusan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Meredith Talusan speak about?

    Meredith Talusan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian American Heritage, Authors, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Journalism, LGBTQ, Literary, Virtual Speakers, Visual Arts.
  • Where does Meredith Talusan travel from?

    Meredith Talusan generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Meredith Talusan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Meredith Talusan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Meredith Talusan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Meredith Talusan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Meredith Talusan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Meredith Talusan for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Meredith Talusan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alok Vaid-Menon, Helen Zia, Casey McQuiston, Lily Zheng and Alice Waddington. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Meredith Talusan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Meredith Talusan Speaker Videos

  • Fil-Am author Meredith Talusan talks about her memoir "Fairest" | New Day
    Filipino-American author Meredith Talusan has been through a number of transitions in her life. From growing up with albinism in the Philippines to migrating to the United States from boyhood to...
    Racial Justice Reads: Kiese Laymon, Jaquira Díaz, Meredith Talusan
    Racial Justice Reads LIVE is a series of live webinars featuring groundbreaking authors from innovative genres discussing their work and its connection to racial justice.
  • First Time I Saw Me: Trans Voices | Meredith Talusan | Netflix + GLAAD
    Netflix and GLAAD know that authentic media stories and characters are pivotal in creating acceptance. This is especially true for trans people, who have either been invisible in mainstream media or...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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