Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Miguel Syjuco in Conversation with Cecilia Brainard

Reserve now for the event, Miguel Syjuco In Coversation with novelist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, at the Central Library (Aloud) - Wednesday, May 5, 7 p.m., 213-228-7025, 630 W. Fifth St. LA 90071


Syjuco’s daring debut novel opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. Winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, Syjuco exposes the corruption behind the rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations offering an unhindered view of a society caught between reckless decay and hopeful progress

Miguel Syjuco has a master’s degree from Columbia University and is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize and the Philippines’ highest literary honor, the Palanca Award, for the unpublished manuscript of Ilustrado. Born in 1976 into a political family in Manila, Syjuco left the Philippines to become a writer.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of 6 books, including the novels, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept and Magdalena. She has edited several books including the collection of stories for young adults, Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. She teaches at UCLA-Extension’s Writers Program.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Picture taken at Authors' Night, Philippine Expressions

This photo was taken at the Authors' Night of Philippine Expressions, Friday, April 23, 2010, held at the Salakot Sizzle & Grill, 2122 Beverly Blvd, LA. L-R: Rita Cacas, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Cecilia Brainard, Herminia Menez Coben, Carina Monica Montoya, Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier, Linda Nietes. These authors and more will be signing at the LA Times Festival of Books (Sat and Sun), Philippine Expressions Booth 427, Zone D.

The titles of the books launched at the Authors' Night:
Rita Cacas and Juanita Lott - Filipinos in Washington D.C.
Cecilia Brainard - Finding God: True Stories of Spiritual Encounters; Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults
Carina Monica Montoya - Let's Cook Adobo
Herminia Menez Coben - Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society and History
Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier - Seeking Thirst: A Novel
Philippine Expressions carries these titles and more, call 310-514-9139

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cecilia Brainard's Upcoming Literary Events

April 23, Friday, 2010 - Philippine Expressions is hosting its Annual Authors' Night and Cecilia Brainard will be there to sign Finding God and Growing Up Filipino II***
$10.00 Seats are limited. RSVP necessary. Reply by April 22.
Free parking. email or call (310) 514-9139

April 24 & 25, 2010 - Cecilia will be signing her books at the LA Times Festival of Books, UCLA, Philippine Expressions Booth, Zone D, Booth #427: April 24- 3-5 p.m.; April 25 - 3-4 p.m. I hope to see some of you there!

May 5, 2010, 7 p.m. - LA Central Library ALOUD event - MIGUEL SYJUCO
(Illustrado) In conversation with novelist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Reservations suggested - tel: 213-228-7025; 630 W. Fifth St., LA, CA 90071

Wednesday, June 9, 7-9:30 pm - Cecilia will be reading along with other instructors at UCLA Extension Publication Party 2010
Doors Open at 7 p.m.
Readings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Guanajuato, Mexico - April 2010

Some pictures taken at Guanajuato, Mexico, April 2010:

San Miguel de Allende - April 2010 pictures

Some pictures taken at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with Lauren,Doug Noble, Hilary Walling and Myrna, April 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Launch, GROWING UP FILIPINO II, in San Francisco

Book Launch of GROWING UP FILIPINO II, April 17, 2010, 2-4 pm, I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St. (& Jackson), San Francisco
Readers: Tony Robles, Rashaan Alexis Meneses, Veronica Montes, Oscar Penaranda, and Marianne Villanueva

For more info: 415-399-9580