By NANCY WEST, InDepthNH.org
Terry Farish loves telling stories about people, the kind of stories that others might overlook or not see at all.
You may know her from her books The Good Braider, a novel in verse about a young girl from South Sudan aimed at teen readers or Flower Shadows, a novel for adults about the war in Vietnam.
But soon you’ll know her from the stories she will tell as part of the InDepthNH.org team.
“I’m interested in telling undertold stories of New Hampshire,” said Farish, who lives on the Seacoast. “I want to seek out people and their stories that are not yet a part of the state’s narrative.”
You may also know Farish for teaching creative writing, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and her prior work for the New Hampshire Humanities Council administering their Connections book discussion program.
And the “I’m Your Neighbor” project that promotes the use of literature featuring immigrant cultures to engage the entire community in discussions of commonalities and differences.
She is also involved in the Children’s Literacy Foundation where she serves as visiting storyteller and workshop presenter in New Hampshire schools and community centers.
“A story is a thread to connect you to your home and to the wider world where we all have to find a way to live together. I want to be a witness, a reporter to bring the story home,” Farish said.