Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Philippine Literature: Invitation Twin Book Launch of Novels by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard


De La Salle University Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
In Partnership with University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

A Twin Book Launch

The Newspaper Widow
Finalist for Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for Novel in 2015



novels by

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

3 July 2017 Monday6:00-8:00PM
European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Open to the public. Admission is free.
Main Entrance: DLSU Gate 2. Visitors will receive a BNSCWC Event Pass upon entry,
and must bring an ID as identification evidence.

For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 | local 233, email bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph.

About the Author
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author of ten books, including the newly-released The Newspaper Widow, which was shortlisted by the Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for the Novel in 2015. Brainard's second novel, Magdalena, inspired a stage play, “Gabriela's Monologue” (produced by Bindlestiff Studio, SF). The Philippine edition of Magdalena was released in 2016 by the UST Publishing House. Her first novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, received international critical acclaim. Her short story collections include Vigan and Other StoriesAcapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, and Woman with Horns and Other Stories. She also co-authored a novel, Angelica's Daughters: a Dugtungan Novel. Aside from writing, she edited ten books and manages PALH (Philippine American Literary House), a literary press which recently released the US edition of Linda Ty-Casper's A River, One Woman Deep: Stories. 

Cecilia has received 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. She has also been awarded by the Filipino and Filipino American communities she has served. She received the Filipinas Magazine Arts Award, and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She has received several travel grants in the Philippines, from the USIS (United States Information Service).
She has lectured and performed in worldwide literary arts organizations and universities, including UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others.  She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension. Born and raised in Cebu and now a resident of California, she visits the Philippines regularly. 

Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines 0922
(632) 5244611 local 233
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