Here’s the complete keynote address by Filipino American writer Cecilia Brainard about REIMAGINING CEBU. This was at the Cebu Technological University’s Literary Congress, April 23, 2021. (It’s over an hour long, so watch it when you have time.)
Her talk addresses the following questions:
1. What’s your idea of the Filipino consciousness in light of the theme “500 Years of Writing the Filipino Worldview)? How should writers and readers respond to it?2. May we know the creative process behind your mythical setting “Ubec: and any theoretical/philosophical underpinning? How does being a writer overseas influence or shape your vision of Cebu?3. What does it take for a writer to continue working in this time of Covid19? Who is Cecilia Manguerra Brainard in the post-pandemic era?4. What advice can you offer our English majors in terms of reading our own writers and writing for the future generation?After her talk, Q&A follows. This excerpt is courtesy of Cebu Technological University.