Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Pictures with Maryknoll Classmates
Bonding Time with Maryknollers
I saw some Maryknoll classmates over the holidays. These ladies majored in Communication Arts at Maryknoll College, Quezon City, as I did. We spent time in Baby's and my house, and we visited Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Adamson House in Malibu, and the Serra Retreat House in Malibu.
Top photo: l-r: Bingbing Ponce de Leon, Lucy Adao McGinley, Baby Navarro, Ciocon, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of 9 books, including When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Vigan and Other Stories, and Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose. She edited four books, co-edited six books, and co-authored a novel, Angelica's Daughters. Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized. Cecilia has received many awards, including a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, a Special Recognition Award for her work dealing with Asian American youths, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate, 21st District, and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She has received several travel grants from the USIS. She has lectured and performed at UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others. She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension.