Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#Authors Mila De Guzman & Cecilia Brainard in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct. 7 & 8, 2017


Here are 2 more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.



Mila De Guzman will be reading from:                                                               
            Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino American Women Who Fought a    Dictator. Carayan Press, 2016






Mila De Guzman is a freelance writer, correspondent for Inquirer.net, and author of Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino American Women Who Fought a Dictator. She was a member of the Coalition Against the Marcos Dictatorship and Union of Democratic Filipinos that fought against the Marcos dictatorship and for the democratic rights of Filipino-Americans. Mila worked for 20 years at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.  She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Writing from the University of San Francisco and has been awarded writing residencies at Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island, Washington and Mesa Refuge in Marin County. Mila is a member of Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.











Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will be reading from her novel The Newspaper Widow (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 2017)
















Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author and editor of 20 books, including the novels When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, and The Newspaper Widow. Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized.  She has received awards including a California Arts Council Fellowship, a Brody Arts Fund Award, an Outstanding Individual Award from Cebu, Philippines, and several USIS grants. Cecilia also heads Philippine American Literary House (PALH), a literary press that publishes high quality fiction and creative non-fiction by Filipino Americans. Her novel, The Newspaper Widow, was shortlisted in the Cirilo Bautista Prize for the novel in 2015. 







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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#Authors Merlinda Bobis and Valencia & Victoria Santos in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.


Merlinda Bobis will read from:
            Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017)
            Locust Girl: A Lovesong (Spinifex 2015)








Australia-based writer Merlinda Bobis writes in three languages across multiple genres. Her works have received literary recognition in Australia, Philippines, USA, and Italy. She has performed her dramatic works at various international venues. About her creative process, she writes: ‘Writing visits like grace. In an inspired moment we almost believe that anguish can be made bearable and injustice can be overturned, because they can be named. And if we’re lucky, joy can even be multiplied, so we may have reserves in the cupboard for the lean times.’









Constance Valencia Santos & Victoria Santos Presenter: Victoria Santos will read from:               
            Memoirs of Manang: The Story of a Filipina American Pioneer (Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2015)









Victoria Santos worked in social services and community mental health before her cultural diversity training and consulting career. She co-founded Filipinos for Affirmative Action (now Filipino Advocates for Justice), and Asian Community Mental Health Services in Oakland, and was interim director for SF Asian Women’s Shelter.  She is past president of East Bay FANHS and was elected to the FANHS National Board of Trustees in 2016.  Filipino Women’s Network named her one of 100 Most Influential Women in the U.S. in 2012. She contributed to Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild and Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild.






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Monday, September 18, 2017

#Authors Sansu Ramsey & Amanda Ngoho Reavey in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.






Sansu Ramsey will read from:
            Elizabeth Ramsey, Queen of Philippine Rock N' Roll (2017)













Daughter of Queen of Rock and Roll Elizabeth Ramsey, Susan Ramsey or Sansu started her show business career as the 13-year-old back-up dancer for her mother. After raising her family, Sansu hosted her own variety TV show, the Sansu Show, a weekly variety talk show featuring inspirational, talented and successful Global Pinoys. Sansu had always envisioned that “a little bit of comedy, some singing and dancing, my uniquely-hearty laughter, and her Bisaya- accented English with English sub-titles” would bridge the gap between young and old, communities of color, and lifestyles. 






Amanda Ngoho Reavey  will read from:                                            .
            Marilyn. (The Operating System, 2015)














Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a poet and teacher interested in ancestral stories and plant spirit communication. She is the author of Marilyn, winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies, and her poems and essays appear in Construction Literary Magazine, Anthropoid, TRUCK, and Evening Will Come, among others. Reavey is the founder and managing editor of Tea & Tattered Pages, and she works at Woodland Pattern Book Center. She has an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. For more information visit https://amandangohoreavey.com/.


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

#Authors Noelle de Jesus & Gemino Abad in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAM Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html







Noelle de Jesus will be reading from Blood Collected Stories (Ethos Books 2015)














Friday, September 15, 2017

#Author Raissa Robles in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Reading Oct. 8, 2017

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Raissa Robles will be featured in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 8, 2017.  This reading is part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. It will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.





Raissa Robles will be reading from:                                     

            Marcos Martial Law: Never Again (Filipinos for a Better Philippines, Inc. 2016)

















#Authors M. Evelina Galang & Rachelle Cruz in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.





M. Evelina Galang will be reading from
Lolas' House: Filipino Women Living with War (Northwestern University Press 2017).













Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#Authors Giovanni Ortega & Janice Sapigao in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here : http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html




Giovanni Ortega will be reading from  Ang Gitano (2017)                                                   
      











Sunday, September 10, 2017

Schedule HOT OFF THE PRESS LITERARY READINGS, 2017 Filipino American International Book Festival


This year, there will be three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings at the Filipino American International Book Festival, which will be held at the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102. The schedule follows:




The First HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Reading, moderated by Cecilia Brainard
 Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 1:30-2:50 p.m.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library:

Veronica Montes - Benedicta Takes Wing and Other Stories (Philippine American Literary House/PALH 2018)

Marie Deaconu-Baylon - North for Sun (2017)

Linda Ty-Casper - (Presenter is Kristina Casper-Denman) A River, One-Woman Deep: Stories (Philippine American Literary House/PALH 2017)

Brian Ascalon Roley - The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal (Curbstone Books 2016)

Eliza Victoria - Dwellers (Visprint 2014)

Renee Macalino Rutledge - The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press 2017)

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard - The Newspaper Widow (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 2017)

Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz - Even the Rainbow Has a Body: Distinct Artistic Legacies (Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2016)

M. Evelina Galang - Lolas' House: Filipino Women Living With War (Northwestern University Press 2017)

Myles Garcia - Of Adobo, Applie Pie, and Schnitzel with Noodles (2017)




The Second HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Reading, moderated by Cecilia Brainard
 Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 4:20-5:35 p.m.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library:

Barbara Jane Reyes - Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Books 2017)

Joseph O. Legaspi - Threshold (CavanKerry Press 2017)

Janice Sapigao - Like a Solid to a Shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light 2017)

Angela Peñaredondo - All Things Lose Thousands of Times (2016)

Eileen Tabios - Manhattan: An Archaelogy (Paloma Press 2017)

Robert Francis Flor - Alaskero Memories (Carayan Press 2016)

Aileen Cassinetto - The Art of Salamat (Locofo Chaps 2017)

Merlinda Bobis - Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017)

Wesley St. Jo, & Reme Grefalda - Blue (Paloma Press 2017)

Gemino Abad & Krip Yuson, Eds- (Presenter is Gemino Abad) -
BLOODLUST: Philippine Protest Poetry (From Marcos to Duterte) (Reyes Publishing 2017)




The Third HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Reading, moderated by Veronica Montes
 Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 1:45-3:05 p.m., 
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library:

Tony Robles - Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike (Ithuriel's Spear Press 2017)

Rachelle Cruz - God's Will for Monsters (Inlandia 2017)

Amanda Ngoho Reavey - Marilyn (The Operating System 2015)

Randy Ribay - After the Shot Drops (HMH Books for Young Readers 2018)

Giovanni Ortega - Ang Gitano (2017)

Noelle Q. de Jesus - Blood Collected Stories (Ethos Books 2015)

Sansu Ramsey - Elizabeth Ramsey, Queen of Philippine Rock N' Roll (2017)

Merlinda Bobis - Locust Girl: A Lovesong (Spinifex Press 2015)

Constance Valencia Santos & Victoria Santos - (Presenter is Victoria Santos) - Memoirs of Manang: A Story of a Filipina American Pioneer (Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2015)

Mila De Guzman - Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino American Women Who Fought a Dictator (Carayan Press 2016)

Raissa Robles - Marcos Martial Law: Never Again (Filipinos for a Better Philippines, Inc. 2016)

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#Authors Renee Macalino Rutledge & Marie Deaconu-Baylon in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating  in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here : http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html






Renee Macalino Rutledge will be reading from The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press, 2017) 














#Books Manila International Book Fair Opens September 13, 2017



My novels, Magdalena and The Newspaper Widow, published by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House will be at the Manila International Book Fair, which runs from September 13-17, 2017.

Check out the booth of the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

I believe my novels and other UST books will be on sale. For more information about my novels, visit my official site at http://www.ceciliabrainard.com  and click on "Books"




Tags: Philippines, Filipino, literature, novels, books, authors, writers, festival, Manila

Authors Tony Robles & Robert Flor in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

#Authors Joseph Legaspi and Angela Peñaredondo in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct. 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest


FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating  in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here : http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html




Joseph O. Legaspi will be reading from Threshold (CavanKerry Press, 2017)




Joseph O. Legaspi, a Fulbright and NYFA fellow, is the author of the poetry collections 
Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and two chapbooks, Aviary, 
Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). 
His works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, Best of the Net, Orion,
and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. He co-founded Kundiman 
(www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American literature.
 He lives in Queens, New York.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#Authors Randy Ribay and Eliza Victoria in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Here are two more authors who'll be participating  in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!


To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here : http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html





Randy Ribay will be reading from After the Shot Drops (HMH Books for Young Reader 2018).









Randy Ribay is the author of  the young adults books, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes (Simon Pulse 2015) and After the Shot Drops.

Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in Michigan and Colorado. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ed.M. in Language & Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After a decade on the East Coast, Randy now lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife and two dog-children, where he teaches high school English.














Eliza Victoria will be reading from the fantasy/mystery Dwellers (Visprint 2014)

                                                           













Eliza Victoria is the author of several books including the Philippine National Book Award-winning Dwellers (Visprint 2014) and the graphic novel After Lambana (2016, a collaboration with Mervin Malonzo). Her fiction and poetry have appeared in several online and print publications and have won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, among others. She was a Writing Fellow at the 54th UP National Writers Workshop, a Guest Panelist at the 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop, and a Panelist in the inaugural Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. Her site is https://elizavictoria.com/ .



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