The date nears 19 October, Fil Am Book Fest II @ SFPL

Borrowed from Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s blog:

INVITATION TO THE HOT OFF THE PRESS LITERARY READINGS, part of the Second Filipino American International Book Festival in San Francisco:

Filipino American authors will read from their recently published books on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:45-2:45 p.m, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove), San Francisco, CA. The event is free.

Here are the bios of the talented writers and links to their websites, who I’ll be speaking to on the panel your salonniere will be moderating “Writing Our Way Home: Shaping Tradition, History and Culture”.
You can get signed copies of their books from Linda Nietes of Philippine Expressions, tel: 310-514-9139:

Jon Pineda 
Jon Pineda’s debut novel APOLOGY, winner of the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, received a “starred review” from LIBRARY JOURNAL.  His memoir SLEEP IN ME was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and is currently being translated into Chinese.  His poetry collections include THE TRANSLATOR’S DIARY, winner of the 2007 Green Rose Prize in Poetry, and BIRTHMARK, winner of the 2003 Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry Open Competition.  He lives with his family in Virginia and teaches creative writing at the University of Mary Washington.
Lysley Tenorio 
Lysley Tenorio is the author of Monstress (Ecco/HarperCollins).  His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prizeanthologies.  A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and an NEA Fellowship.  He teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Luisa A. Igloria  is Professor of Creative Writing and English, and Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. She is the author of The Saints of StreetsJuan Luna’s RevolverTrill & Mordent, and 8 other books. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, poemeleon, The Missouri Review, qarrtsiluni, Silk Road, Indiana Review, Rattle, and TriQuarterly. Various literary awards include the 2007 49th Parallel Poetry Prize, the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize; the 2006 National Writers Union Poetry Prize; and the 2006 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize (Crab Orchard Review). Luisa is also an eleven-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature—in three genres, and its Hall of Fame distinction.  Luisa has degrees from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was a Fulbright Fellow from 1992-1995. Since November 20, 2010, she has been writing (at least) a poem a day, archived at Dave Bonta’s Via Negativa site.  She enjoys cooking with her family, yoga, book-binding, and listening to tango music.
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