Monday, January 13, 2020

Desks of Filipino Writers, by Eileen Tabios

Carlos Bulosan

Writer and publisher Eileen Tabios has put together photos of the work spaces of Filipino and Filipino American writers.  This blog allows  you a peek into that magical space where writers do their creations. She is lookng for other Filipino writers to participate, all genres. Please contact her directly.

Click on names below to see the writers' desks. Names are listed alphabetically.

Ivy Alvarez

Maria Bolaños

Cecilia Brainard

Carlos Bulosan

Nick Carbo

Aileen Cassinetto

Melinda Luisa de Jesús

Noelle Q de Jesus

Luis H. Francia

Eric Gamalinda

Ayo Gutierrez

Luisa A. Igloria

Paolo Javier

F. Sionil Jose

Reine Arcache Melvin

Veronica Montes

Lina Espina Moore

Rene Navarro

Jose Padua

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

Cristina Querrer

Barbara Jane Reyes

Jose Rizal

Tony Robles

Leny M. Strobel

Eileen R. Tabios

Glynda Velasco

Jean Vengua

José Garcia Villa

Justine Villanueva

tags: Filipino, Filipino American, literature, authors, writers, poets., Flip, Pinoy

Cecilia Brainard's Book of Sketches: Magical Years

The writer Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier received her copy of my Magical Years: Memories & Sketches, and she wrote back:

"Oh, Cecilia - I love your book. You DO capture the luminosity of childhood, something that I personally feel so strongly, and strive over and over to share with the rest of the world through my stories. Here you reveal it so sweetly. Thank you very much... If this seems childlike, it is, and you brought it out. Really wonderful, Cecilia."

MAGICAL YEARS: MEMORIES & SKETCHES by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
(PALH 2020), 37 pages, book size is 8 x 8, hardbound
ISBN 9780971945890
Special Limited Edition -Each book is signed and numbered by the artist/author
43 Sketches in reed and pen and ink by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, (hb) $45.00
Contact for a copy.

Amazon also has copies:

Praise for Magical Years: Memories & Sketches
"'Magic' is the key word in the art of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. Every drawing transports you to a different world and a different time, and you cannot ever come back unchanged." ~ Tony Perez, Playwright, Novelist, & Painter

"Drawings are often ignored as being mere steps to painting, but with Cecilia Brainard you take them on their own -- as visual notes, windows to memory and history." ~ Ambeth R. Ocampo, Historian

tags: book, sketches, pen and ink, reed drawing, art, Cebu, Philippines


Thursday, January 9, 2020

No War On Iran Protest - Westwood, LA, CA

We went to the Global Day of Protest (No War on Iran) at the Federal Building in Westwood, LA, CA. I've been rallying for 54 years now ... as the folk song says, "When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?" I'm sharing pictures taken tonight at the Global Day of Protest rally, and the other picture is a newsclipping of at 1966 anti-Marcos rally (I'm im front, encircled in red.)
We must all speak up and be counted!

tags: politics, #nowaronIran