Cecilia Brainard will be in two literary events this October.
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.
First, she will moderate Hot Off the Press Literary Readings at the Filipino American International Book Festival at the Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm and at 4 p.m. Cecilia will also read from her work at the 12:45 HOTP event.
The readers are:
12:45 — 2 p.m.
Walter Ang, Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino, Cecilia Brainard, Aileen Cassinetto, EJR David, Cindy Fazzi, Elmer Omar Bascos, Grace Talusan, Alfred A. Yuson, Criselda Yabes
4- 5:15 p.m.
Arlene Biala, Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, Rin Chupeco, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Angelo R. Lacuesta, Yves Lamson, Rick Rocamora, Ricco Siosoco, Leny Strobel
Cecilia is also part of Philippine Expressions Bookshop’s Book Talk, on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3–6 p.m., at 479 W. Sixth Street, Suite 105, Historic Arts District, San Pedro, CA 90731, RSVP: 310–514-9139.
Cecilia will talk about her recent publications, the Philippine edition of her war novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, and her novella Melisande in Paris which is part of the book Please, San Antonio! & Melisande in Paris.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard draws inspiration from her birth city of Cebu, Philippines. Her three novels and numerous stories are often set in her mythical Ubec (Cebu backwards). Her first novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, in print for 28 years has been recently reissued in the Philippines by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
When the Rainbow Goddess Wept (USTPH 2019) is a coming of age story of a young girl in the Philippines during World War Two. It is published in the US by the University of Michigan Press and in the Philippines by the UST Publishing House.
Please, San Antonio! & Melisande in Paris (PALH 2018) collects two novellas by Eve La Salle Caram and Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. Cecilia’s story in this collection focuses on the backstory in Paris of French character who appears in her third novel, The Newspaper Widow.
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