FilBookFest 3: The 3rd Filipino American International Book Festival

September 23, 2015

"Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the San Francisco Public Library, along with the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco and other community partners, will celebrate the Third Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest) on October 2-4, 2015 at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. This year’s festival theme, "Bukás na Bukas: An Open Tomorrow, Pin@y Literature in the 21st Century," focuses on where we are as a community of writers and artists and our direction for the future." -

I will be participating in three panels during this 3rd Filipino American International Book Festival which we call by its nickname, Filbookfest 3:

Saturday, October 3:

Welcome and Introduction for Creating Writing Communities--Kundiman, VONA/Voices, and NVM Gonzalez Memorial Workshops-- Readings and Discussions, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 5th Floor Learning Studio

Moderator for Beyond Lumpia, Pansit, and Seven Manangs Wild (Eastwind Books, 2014) -- Readings from contributors of the anthology, edited by Evangeline Canonizado Buell, Edwin Lozada, Eleanor Hipol Luis, Evelyn Luluquisen, Tony Robles, Myrna Zialcita, 3:00-4:00 p.m., 5th Floor Learning Studio.

Sunday, October 4:

One of the featured authors in Hot Off The Press Author Readings, moderated by Cecelia Manguerra Brainard, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Koret Auditorium.  I will be reading from my new book, #30 Collantes Street (Carayan Press, 2015)




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