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. The Zoom link will be announced, or check out the events section of sfpl.org later on.
Get to know MAE RESPICIO — Mae writes middle grade novels full of hope and heart. She’s the author of THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, which won an Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Honor award, was an NPR Best Book, and was named to many state reading and “best of” lists. Her most recent books are ANY DAY WITH YOU and HOW TO WIN A SLIME WAR (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House). Mae lives with her family in the suburban wild of Northern California. Learn more at maerespicio.com.
Look for her book in Eastwind Books of Berkeley, among other US bookstores.
Eventbrite link: https://tinyurl.com/24ucb88u
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