Tuesday, August 24, 2021



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.



2021 HOT OFF THE PRESS Literary Reading, a program of the Filipino American International Book Festival, and sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library & PAWA, will go virtual this year, on Saturday, October 9, 2021 Pacific Time, from 5-6:30 p.m. 

Register at the San Francisco Public Library, Events page: https://sfpl.org/events/#!/filters?date-end-after=10/09/2021

Get to know RANDY RIBAY – Randy Ribay is the author of An Infinite Number of Parallel UniversesAfter the Shot Drops, and, most recently, Patron Saints of Nothing—which received five starred reviews, was selected as a Freeman Book Award winner, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, Walden Book Award, Edgar Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the UK’s CILIP Carnegie Medal. Randy was born in the Philippines and raised in the United States. He earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Ed.M. in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family and teaches high school English full-time. Visit him at randyribay.com or on Twitter and Instagram @randyribay.

Look for his book in Mt Cloud Bookshop, Solidaridad Bookshop, and Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

PRESS RELEASEhttps://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2021/08/press-release-2021-hot-off-press.html

Eventbrite link:  https://tinyurl.com/24ucb88u

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