Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#Authors Merlinda Bobis and Valencia & Victoria Santos in HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings Oct 7 & 8, 2017 #FilAm Book Fest


Here are two more authors who'll be participating in the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2017.  These readings are part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. They will be held at the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102.

I'll be featuring more participants of the HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, so stay tuned!

To view the complete schedule of the three HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Readings, click here: http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2017/09/schedule-hot-off-press-literary.html.

Merlinda Bobis will read from:
            Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017)
            Locust Girl: A Lovesong (Spinifex 2015)

Australia-based writer Merlinda Bobis writes in three languages across multiple genres. Her works have received literary recognition in Australia, Philippines, USA, and Italy. She has performed her dramatic works at various international venues. About her creative process, she writes: ‘Writing visits like grace. In an inspired moment we almost believe that anguish can be made bearable and injustice can be overturned, because they can be named. And if we’re lucky, joy can even be multiplied, so we may have reserves in the cupboard for the lean times.’

Constance Valencia Santos & Victoria Santos Presenter: Victoria Santos will read from:               
            Memoirs of Manang: The Story of a Filipina American Pioneer (Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2015)

Victoria Santos worked in social services and community mental health before her cultural diversity training and consulting career. She co-founded Filipinos for Affirmative Action (now Filipino Advocates for Justice), and Asian Community Mental Health Services in Oakland, and was interim director for SF Asian Women’s Shelter.  She is past president of East Bay FANHS and was elected to the FANHS National Board of Trustees in 2016.  Filipino Women’s Network named her one of 100 Most Influential Women in the U.S. in 2012. She contributed to Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild and Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild.

Tags: #FilAm #FilAmBookFest #literature #poetry authors, writers, Philippine American, fiction, books, Asian American, literary readings, spoken word, poetry reading

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