Monday, August 29, 2011

Literary Reading, Sept. 29, 7 p.m, Eastwind Books, Berkeley,

Eastwind Books of Berkeley Authors & Poets Reading:

Oscar Bermeo,
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard,
Rashaan Alexis Meneses,
Veronica Montes,
Barbara Jane Reyes,
Benito M. Vergara, Jr.

September 29, 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm

at Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue
Berkeley, Ca. 94704

Free Event

For more event information call 510-548-2350 , email, visit

"The Places We Call Home" -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, Palimpsest, 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, and Philippine Speculative Fiction

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 Early 20th-Century Philippines and Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City.

For more information about the October 1 to October 2, 2011 Filipino American International Book Festival visit

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue; Berkeley, CA 94704
phone: 510 548-2350 fax: 510 548-3697 email:

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