Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paris Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard April 26

Invitation: ParisLitpUp Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard
Culture Rapide
103 rue Julien Lacroix
Paris, Ile-de-France 75020, France

April 26 @ 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

PLU Open Mic springs forward with a very special guest all the way from the good ol’ US of A: Cecilia Brainard! For everyone else, sign up starts sometime around 20h or whenever the host has had her first drink!

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of twenty books, including the novels: When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, The Newspaper Widow, Magdalen; and short story collections: Vigan and Other Stories, Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, Woman With Horns and Other Stories.

Cecilia co-edited six other books and she co-authored a novel, Angelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan Novel.

Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized.
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 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 UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others.

Aside from writing and editing, Cecilia publishes fine literature under the imprint of Philippine American Literary House (

Her official website is She also manages a blog at

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