Monday, June 19, 2017

Philippine Literature: Cecilia Brainard to Lecture at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Filipino American fictionist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will be giving a lecture on her recently published novel titled THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW (UST Publishing House, 2017) to UST College of Education students on June 30, 2017 at 2:00-3:30 PM in Rm. 305, Albertus Magnus Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, EspaƱa St., Sampaloc, Manila. The event is hosted by the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), the UST Publishing House, and the UST Department of Literature.

After the lecture there will be a book signing. The Philippine edition of MAGDALENA (also published by UST), will also be available to readers who want the author to autograph the book. MAGDALENA is also a novel. It inspired a play, “Gabriela’s Monologue,” produced by Bindlestiff Studios in San Francisco.
Brainard is the award-winning author of nine books, including the internationally-acclaimed novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Vigan and Other Stories, Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, Philippine Woman in America, Woman with Horns and Other Stories, Cecilia’s Diary 1962-1968, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, and Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose.

She 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 prestigious 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 University of California in Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN International, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others. She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension. She is married to Lauren R. Brainard, a former Peace Corp Volunteer to Leyte, Philippines; they have three sons.
The event is open to creative writers and literary enthusiasts. Call Ms. Anna Nicolas at 406-1611 local 8281 for seat reservations.


Book Launch and Lecture re The Newspaper Widow & Magdalena, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

Manila - Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5 p.m, Book Launch at Philippine Center for PEN, Solidaridad Book Shop, 531 Padre Faura St., Manila;

Manila - Friday, June 30, 2017, 2-3:30  p.m. Lecture at the University of Santo Tomas College of Education, Rm. 305, Albertus Magnus Bldg.,Espana St., Sampaloc, Manila;

Manila - Monday, July 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Book Launch at Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, DLSU, European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor, Henry Sy Hall, Main Entrance, DLSU Gate 2;

Cebu - Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5 p.m.  Book Launch Activity Center of the Ayala Center, Cebu, Philippines, sponsored by Cebu Literary Festival

Tags: Philippines, literature, writer, book, #PhilippineLiterature
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