Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cecilia Brainard Publications in Philippine PEN Journal and The Silliman Journal

I just discovered these links to articles that I wrote published in Philippine PEN Journal and The Silliman Journal:

The Island of the Living Dead (Chapter from my novel, The Newspaper Widow) published in Philippine PEN Journal, HEALING, edited by Hermie Beltran, Jr.,  PEN International, 2014. page 15, Click on the link below

l-r:  Shivaji Das Sinagporean Writer, Hendri Go, Cecilia, Ian Casocot

Cebu as Inspiration to My Writings (based on a talk given at the Cebu Literary Festival), The Silliman Journal, Silliman University 2014, page 172. Thanks to Hendri Go and Ian Casocot who submitted my work to The Silliman Journal.


Tags: Philippines, Filipino, litarature 

Monday, September 16, 2019

HOTP Literary Readings by Filipino & FilAm Authors at #FilAmBookFest

12/21 Statement from Cecilia Manguerra Brainard regarding PAWA and Hot Off the Press Literary Readings: Please be informed that I will no longer be working on future Hot Off the Press Literary Readings (HOTP) and other programs with the San Francisco group PAWA (also known as PAWA, Inc.).  This group is also known as Philippine American Writers and Artists, Filipino American International Book Festival, Filbookfestival.org. You can contact me directly for more information.


HOTP Literary Readings by Filipino & Filipino American Authors at #FilAmBookFest 

Travelling from as far as England and the Philippines, Filipino and Filipino American Authors will gather in San Francisco, California for the Filipino American International Book Festival on October 12 and 13, 2019.

Two Hot Off the Press Literary Readings at the festival will feature twenty writers of new books. The HOTP readings will be held at the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94120, on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:45 and 4 p.m.

The readings will include an interesting mix of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including cookbooks. Many of the writers have authored prior books and are known in international literary communities.

The first HOTP reading at 12:45 p.m. features: Walter Ang (Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History); Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino (Instant Filipino Recipes: My Mother’s Traditional Philippine Food in a Multicooker Pot and My Mother’s Philippine Recipes; Cecilia Brainard (Melisande in Paris and When the Rainbow Goddess Wept); Aileen Cassinetto (The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves and Speak Poetry Anthology, Volume 1); Cindy Fazzi (My MacArthur), Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo (Leaving Shadow Behind Us); Grace Talusan (The Body Papers) ; Criselda Yabes (Broken Islands and Crying Mountain); Alfred A. Yuson (The Music Child & the Mahjong Queen), and EJR David.

The second HOTP reading at 4 p.m. features: Arlene Biala (one-inch punch); Jaqueline Chio-Lauri (The New Filipino Kitchen, Stories and Recipes from Around the Globe); Rin Chupeco (The Shadowglass); Melinda Luisa de Jesus (peminology); Angelo R. Lacuesta (Stay: 21 Comic Stories and Coral Cove and Other Stories); Ricco Siasoco (The Foley Artist); Leny Strobel (Glimpses: A Memoir); and Rick Rocamora.

Moderated by Cecilia Brainard, this is the fifth year, Hot Off the Press Literary Readings will showcase authors with new publications. HOTP readings draw a wide audience from those who enjoy poetry and literary readings. HOTP readings are free and open to the public.

Tags: writers, authors, pinoy, FilAm, Filipino, literature, books. Filipino American

Friday, September 6, 2019

September Literary Reading by Asian American Women Writers

I'll be reading with some members of that awesome women's group, PAAWWW (Pacific Asian American Women Writers-West) on September 21, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at 1952 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Thanks to Timothy Toyota for organizing this event. Please join us. I'm sharing a- 1980s Photo taken after a reading that included Wanda Coleman

Front L-R: Amy Uyematsu, Akemi Kikumura, Joyce Nako, Naomi Hirahara, Emma Gee, Momoko Iko
Middle row L-R: Pam Tom, Velina Houston (behind Joyce), Cecilia Brainard, Ardis Nishikawa
Back Row L-R: Jude Narita, Fe Koons, Wanda Coleman, Chungmi

The other group picture was taken last year and shows: eated l-r: Jude Narita, Joyce Nako, Amy Uyematsu; Standing l-r" Diane Ujiiye, Miya Iwataki, Cecilia Brainard

tags: literature, literary reading, Asian, women, Asian American, Japanese American, Chinese American, Filipino American, books, writers