Thursday, October 20, 2016

Invitation to November Literary Events with Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

You are invited to these November Literary Events:

1. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2 p.m.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will be at the Skyline Hills Branch Library, 7900 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, California.
This is part of the celebration of the new library for Skyline Hills.
Cecilia will do a Reading and Powerpoint Presentation on "The Impact of Filipino History and Culture Upon American Literature."

Contact: Glenn Risolo, Manager, Skyline Hills Branch Library, City of San Diego, CA, 1-619-527-3485

2. Saturday, November 19, 20116, 10 a.m.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will conduct a writing workshop on "How to Create Compelling Characters."

Characters are the central element in storytelling. For instance Atticus Finch and Scout are at the heart of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird. But how does a writer create characters? How does she imbue them with life so much so that readers remember them as if they were living and breathing human beings? This mini-workshop will teach you how to create characters that are complex and compelling. You will learn how to flesh-out characters and try your hand at writing about these characters.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author and editor of nineteen books. She co-founded Philippine American Women Writers and Artists; she also founded Philippine American Literary House. Brainard's works include the World War II novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, as well as Magdalena, and Woman with Horns and Other Stories. She edited several anthologies including Fiction by Filipinos in American, and two volumes of Growing Up Filipino I and II, books used by educators.

Please RSVP to to save a seat. Please come a few minutes early to get coffee and breakfast. We start at 10.

The San Gabriel Valley Women Writers
Sat. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Tags: literature, workshop, writing, books, authors, writers

Read also
Interview of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard by Libay Linsangan Cantor

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