Saturday, February 24, 2018

Selfie: Journey of a Woman Writer, by Cecilia Brainard at Miriam College QC, Philippines

Dear Readers,
I've been down with the flu and have not been able to blog.  I've been able to post in Facebook and Instagram.

Here's a Selfie taken after the talk I gave at Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines, last  February 5, 2018. Titled "Journey of a Woman Writer," my PowerPoint Presentation, talk, and discussion was attended by some 400 students and teachers.

Now that I'm better I promise to get back to blogging.  Please stay tuned!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Literary Events for 2018 - Update

Cecilia Brainard's Upcoming Literary Events 2018

Saturday, March 17, Afternoon, Pinay Gathering, Philippine Expressions, 479 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA, tel: 1-310-514-9139

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m. – Featured Performer, Paris Lit Up Open Mic Reading, Culture Rapide, 103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris, France

Saturday, May 26, 3 p.m. – Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library, LA, CA, tel: 1-213-228-7128


I'm updating my Announcement of Literary Events for 2018. Note that in March 17, St. Patrick's Day, I will participate in Philippine Expressions "Pinay Gathering", along with other Filipina writers. 

The Paris Event is on in April 26 at 8 p.m. I've attended the Open Mic Reading at the Culture Rapide in Paris, and it's a great literary event. Before the reading, there is an open bar and some food to those who wish to eat and imbibe. The reading itself is in the bar - yes, there is a bar, but everyone is well-behaved -- and there is a small stage, and small tables and chairs, and lots of writers and poets and people who love literature. People are supportive and there is great energy all around. I've happy they're featuring me this April. 

In May, I'm on with writer-novelist Paulino Lim at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library on May 26 at 3 p.m. 

Join me - us!!!

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Read also:

Cecilia Brainard -- Journey of a Woman Writer by Maribel Paraz

l-r: Edna Del Rosario, Dr. Loreta Castro, Cecilia Brainard, Maribel Paraz

Cecilia Brainard - Journey of a Woman Writer
by Maribel Alvarez Paraz

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is celebrating her Maryknoll class' Golden Jubilee this year. She graduated from Maryknoll College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts in 1968. She received Maryknoll College's Amazing Alumni Achiever Award in 2003. 

Her talk on February 5, 2018 was her special gift to Maryknoll/Miriam College, her way of giving back to her Alma Mater.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bitcoin - The Emperor Has No Clothes by Manny Gonzalez, Guest Blogger

Bitcoin – The Emperor Has No Clothes
By Manny Gonzalez, Resident Shareholder, Plantation Bay Resort & Spa

My Guest Blogger Manny Gonzalez brings a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to this issue – public policy, financial analysis, and technology. As an officer of the World Bank, Mr. Gonzalez advised governments and financial institutions; as an investment banker he designed financial derivatives and assessed IPOs. He has als been awarded 5 US Patents related to gathering information on the internet. He is now a successful entrepreneur. MBA Columbia University, Robert J. McKim, Jr., Fellow, and Roswell McCrea Award winner.
This article first appeared in the Philippine Star. It is reprinted with the author's permission.

 Thinking of plunging into Bitcoins? Read this first.

Dazzled by the technology, some claim Bitcoins are a new kind of money. No, they aren’t, and I’ll explain why. Unlike some parties who should know better, I was not asleep during my Money & Banking classes.