Monday, October 18, 2021

Cecilia Brainard Panelist in International Conference on Literature Education - Oct. 2021

 

  


Cecilia Brainard is a panelist at LEAP, Inc's International Conference on Literature Education, Oct. 28, 29, 30, 2021. Her talk is about "Reading and Writing Literature as a Coping Strategy." Here's registration information:
How does literature help us cope in times of crisis?
Learn from our highly-esteemed panel speaker during the ICLE 2021!
To register, click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LEAPRegis2021
See you there!
#PhilippineLiterature #Filipinoliterature #filipinoauthors


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Coversation with Filipino Author Cecilia Brainard, Oct. 26, 2021 PT

 

 


INVITATION FROM the Los Angeles Public Library

A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR CECILIA BRAINARD: SELECTED SHORT STORIES - Moderated by Noel Alumit

Tuesday, California time, Oct. 26, 2021, 6-7 pm (Manila time is Oct. 27, 9 a.m.) 

Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/losangeleslibrary)

and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary/)

 


Saturday, October 16, 2021

LA Library Event "Conversation with Author Cecilia Brainard" Oct. 26, 2021

 


Please join us, and let others know!

INVITATION FROM the LA Public Library Los Angeles Public Library

A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR CECILIA BRAINARD: SELECTED SHORT STORIES - Moderated by Noel Alumit

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, 6-7 p.m. California time online (Manila time is Oct. 27, 9 a.m.)

Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/losangeleslibrary)

and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary/)


https://lapl.org/whats-on/events/conversation-author-cecilia-brainard-selected-short-stories




Celebrate with us Filipino American History Month with a live stream and conversation with author and blogger Cecilia Brainard. This conversation will be moderated by Noel Alumit. Noel is an actor, writer and Buddhist pastor. He wrote the novels "Letters to Montgomery Clift" and "Talking to the Moon," a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. He is a 2021 COLA Fellow.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author and editor of over 20 books, including the novels: When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, and The Newspaper Widow. Her Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra, a collection of 39 of her stories, was recently released by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House and PALH.

Born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, Brainard migrated to the United States to do graduate work at UCLA. She draws from her Filipino and Filipino American experiences for her stories.

Aside from writing fiction, Cecilia has edited fiction and nonfiction collections, including the two volumes of Growing Up Filipino, Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America, Fiction by Filipinos in America, and more.

She has received awards, including a California Arts Council Fellowship, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship, an Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city of Cebu, a City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant, a Special Recognition Award from the Los Angeles Board of Education for her work dealing with Asian American youths, and more.

She has taught at the University of Southern California, UCLA, the Writers’ Program at UCLA-Extension, and the California State Summer School for the Arts. She continues to lecture and perform in literary arts venues such as Culture Rapide in Paris, Filipino American International Book Festivals, PEN, and Library events in Skokie Illinois, Jackson Tennessee, among others.

As a former Executive Board Member of the writers’ group PEN, she represented PEN USA West in International meetings in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela. She served as an officer in such groups as Pacific Asian American Women Writers West, Arts & Letters at the Cal State University LA. She co-founded PAWWA (Philippine American Women Writers and Artists) a support group that received funding from the California Arts Council.


Tags: #lapubliclibrary  #losangelespubliclibrary #philippineliterature #philippinebooks #philippineauthors #filipinoliterature #filipinobooks #filipinoauthors  #filipinoamericanhistorymonth











Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Group Photos of 2021 Hot Off the Press Literary Reading

 

 



Here are group photos of the recent Hot Off the Press Literary Reading (Oct. 9, 2021) with readers: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco, and Lara Stapleton, moderated by Cecilia Brainard.

 

You can view the entire program in the San Francisco Public Library YouTube site:

 

https://youtu.be/dRMiUVvhXbA

 

The photos show: Bottom l-r: Ricco Siasoco, Gina Apostol; row above l-r: Mae Respicio Koerner, Randy Ribay, Beverly Paryno; row above that l-r: Caroline Hau, George Deoso, Brian Roley; Top row l-r: Abraham Ignacio, Cecilia Brainard, Lara Stapleton

 




 

tags: #Philippineauthors #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #filipinoauthors #filipinobooks

#philippinebooks #HOTP 


 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

2021 Hot Off the Press Literary Reading - YouTube link & Graphics Used

 


The 2021 Hot Off the Press Literary Reading by nine Filipino and FilAm authors went on the air, via Zoom, last Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. California time. It was 8 am. Sunday morning for our Filipino authors, and 9 a.m. in Japan for one of our authors who's a professor at Kyoto University.

The readers were: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco, and Lara Stapleton. 

Organizer/Moderator was Cecilia Brainard.

It ran for one hour and 20 minutes.  It was essentially flawless.  You can watch the program in the San Francisco Public Library's YouTube site. Don't forget to "Like" the program. 

https://youtu.be/dRMiUVvhXbA

Saturday, October 9, 2021

LIVE - 2021 HOT OFF THE PRESS LITERARY READING OF 9 FILIPINO & FILAM AUTHORS


LIVE IN A FEW HOURS

Hot Off the Press Literary Reading #HOTP will stream live on San Francisco Public Library's (sfpl.org Events) YouTube site here:


https://youtu.be/dRMiUVvhXbA


Saturday, October 9, 2021, 5 p.m. California Time (or Sunday Oct 10, 8 am Philippine time)


READERS: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco, and Lara Stapleton.

HOST: Cecilia Brainard

tags: #HOTP #Poetryreading #performancereading #philippineliterature #philippinebooks #filipinobooks #filipinoauthors #Philippineauthors 


Friday, October 8, 2021

Tomorrow!!! #HOTP Literary Reading of Nine Filipino FilAm Authors

 

TOMORROW!!!

NINE FILIPINO AND FILAM AUTHORS READ FROM THEIR NEW BOOKS,

Sat Oct. 9, 5 pm (California time); OR Sun Oct. 10, 8 am (Manila time)

AUTHORS: Gina Apostol; Jhoanna Lynn Cruz; George Gonzaga Deoso; Caroline Sy Hau; Mae Respicio; Randy Ribay; Brian Ascalon Roley; Ricco Siasoco; Lara Stapleton. HOST: Cecilia Brainard

REGISTER via Zoom: https://bit.ly/FilAmHist10-9-21

OR

REGISTER:  https://sfpl.org/events/2021/10/09/author-hot-press-filipino-and-filam-literary-reading.

You can also view the event here:

YouTube Event - https://youtu.be/dRMiUVvhXbA 


tags: #filipinoamericanhistorymonth #philippineliterature #philippinebooks #philippineauthors #filipinobooks #filipinoauthors  

 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Colorado State University feature of Cecilia Brainard - FilipinoAmericanhistorymonth 2017

 



I stumbled on this feature in the Colorado State University site, 2017. Belated thanks! #filipinoamericanhistorymonth


https://english.colostate.edu/news/filipino-american-history-month-cecilia-manguerra-brainard/


Author and editor, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard was born and raised in the Philippines. The death of her father when she was nine prompted her to start writing, first in journals, then essays and fiction. She went to college in the Philippines, then did graduate work at UCLA.


Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award winning author of 10 books. Her work has been translated into both Finnish and Turkish, with many of her stories and articles widely anthologized. She has lectured and performed in worldwide literary arts organizations and universities, and now teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension.


Cecilia Manguerra Brainard co-founded Philippine American Women Writers and Artists, (PAWWA). She also founded Philippine American Literary House. She 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, and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city of Cebu, Philippines.


When asked in an interview if there are good and bad reasons for being a writer, Manguerra Brainard responded, “The bad reasons are for fame, money, immortality, and revenge. The good reasons are because you have no choice but to write; for self-expression, to keep sane, to create something beautiful out of something painful or unpleasant; to educate others and ultimately to educate yourself.” In the same interview, she shared her advice for beginning writers:


1) Keep a journal and write, write, write.


2) Read a lot, and read the type of pieces that are similar to what you want to write (articles or stories or poems).


3) Don’t compare yourself with the others. It will do you no good to fret because some of your contemporaries are getting published or getting awards. You have your own struggle, your own stories to write.


4) Take classes or join workshops so you have a structure.


#filipinoamericanhistorymonth #Philippineamericanhistorymonth #coloradostateuniversity

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Thanks to the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco - #HOTP Literary Reading

 

 

Thanks to the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco for sharing information about the upcoming Oct. 9 Hot Off the Press Literary Reading:
~~
HOT OFF THE PRESS a Virtual Literary Reading by Nine Filipino & FilAm Authors, Saturday, October 9, 2021, 5 p.m. (California Time), San Francisco Public Library/ Events (sfpl.org).
READERS: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco, and Lara Stapleton.
OR
You can also view the event here:


tags: Philippine literature, Philippine books, Philippine authors, Filipino literature, Filipino books, Filipino authors 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Hot Off the Press Literary Reading, Oct. 9, 2021 - SOON

Coming soon: Nine Fabulous Filipino and FilAm authors Read in 2021 Hot Off the Press Literary Reading, Oct 9, 2021, 5 pm Calif time: 

READERS: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco, and Lara Stapleton.

OR

 

You can also view the event here:

 

~~
Inquirer.net: 
Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco:


Poets and Writers:

tags: Philippine literature #performancereading #poetryreading #filipinoauthors #filipinobooks #Philippinebooks #Philippineauthors  #bookparty