Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And Also..Hot Off the Press @ FilBook Fest!

WHAT: Hot Off the Press: 10 Readers @ 8 Minutes Each
WHERE: Koret Auditorium / Lower Level SF Main Library / 100 Larkin St.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 1:30

Saturday's Lineup
(in order of appearance)
  • Moderator: Veronica Montes
  • Tony Robles - Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel (will be reading poetry)
  • Almia de los Santos - Journey to the Beginning - A True Story
  • Peter Jamero - Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation
  • Cecilia Brainard - Vigan & Other Stories
  • Rafe Bartholomew - Pacific Rims
  • Sunny Vergara - Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City (will be reading fiction)
  • Gloria Ramos - The Whippoorwill, Mirabella's White Boots, Mango Memories
  • Romy Honorio - Open Visa: A Novel
  • Bob Flor - Daniel's Mood - Mestizos, The FAYTS (Filipino American Young Turks)
  • Geraldine Solon - Love Letters, Chocolicious

Sunday's Lineup:
(in order of appearance)
  • Moderator: Cecilia Brainard
  • Angela Narciso Torres - contributor, Hanggang sa Muli: Homecoming Stories for the Filipino Soul
  • Sarita See - The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance
  • Karen Llagas - Archipelago Dust
  • Veronica Montes - co-author, Angelica's Daughters: A Dugtungan Novel
  • Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto - Traje de Boda
  • Lilia Rahman - For the Sake of Louise
  • Tilay Angbetic - Love & Other Firsts
  • Emmie Velarde - Show Biz, Seriously--Entertainment as Life, Life as Entertainment
  • Myles Garcia - Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies
  • Samantha Sotto - Before Ever After
Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Eastwind Books, September 29th, 7:00

You know what's coming up? Events are coming up! You should totally come because I haven't seen you in FOREVER (whoever you are)! Plus, I love this line-up; it's going to be a beautiful evening.

The Places We Call Home

September 29th, 7:00 pm
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Ave.

A literary event in celebration of the upcoming
Filipino American International Book Festival

Oscar Bermeo was born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpset, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of eight books, including the internationally-acclaimed novel When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, and Vigan and Other Stories.

Rashaan Alexis Meneses earned her MFA from Saint Mary's College of California's Creative Writing Program, where she was named a 2005-2006 Jacob K. Javits Fellow and awarded the Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction.

Veronica Montes is the co-author of Angelica's Daughters, as well as a short story writer whose work has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Growing Up Filipino I & II, and Philippine Speculative Fiction 5.

Barbara Jane Reyes is a recipient of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets and the author of Diwata, which was recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award.

Benito M. Vergara, Jr. was born and raised in the Philippines. He is the author of Displaying Filipinos: Photography and Colonialism in the Early 20th-Century Philippines and Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City.


The next event is the Filipino American International Book Festival itself, coming up on October 1 & 2. I'll be hanging out in Cecilia Brainard's PALH booth, as well as facilitating an event on day 2. But more on that later! I'm in the middle of much personal upheaval, as Risa and Vida are currently finishing up their first week of middle school which, I'm relieved to report, is not even remotely close to The Place of Terror and Pain and Rejection and Sadness that I was fretting about earlier in the year. Nevertheless, you can expect an angst-ridden post on this latest milestone. Until then, I remain...

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