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Friday, September 25, 2015



Some post-event coverage HERE.

Eileen Tabios participated in the Third Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest) on October 2-4, 2015 at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Her events took place Saturday, Oct. 3:
Her first event was "Fil-Am Lit," a panel presenting Filipino-American writers starting at 11 am.  She will be joined by Luis H. Francia, Barbara Jane Reyes and Erin Entrada Kelly. Moderator: Cecilia Brainard.
Her second event was a "Hot Off the Presses" reading with other newly-published authors starting at 1:45 p.m. Moderator: fictionist Cecilia Brainard.
Her third event was a panel on young adult and/or children's literature with other panelists are Erin Entrada Kelly and Candy Gourlay and moderator James Sobredo.
The following presents a photo-coverage from her blog, EILEEN VERBS BOOKS:

At Third Filipino-American International Book Festival with Karen Llagas (2nd from left) and starting with 5th from left, Edwin Lozada, Cecilia Brainard, Eileen Tabios, Luis Francia, Barbara Jane Reyes, Erin Kelly, Nikki Alfar, Lisa Suguitan Melnick and Dean Alfar.


Big Book Weekend! Above is a shot of just some of the books I picked up at the Third Filipino-American International Book Festival. Karma smiled as I discover when reading through the first book of the pile, Mg Roberts' not so, sea that one of my poems is excerpted into an epigraph next to a quote from Helene Cixous-woot! 

And let me not forget to mention picking up four promised reviews for the next Halo-Halo Review!  Anyway, here are some photos from the Book Festival as I womanned the Meritage Press Book Table with the fetching assistance of Michelle Bautista's daughter, Gabriella:

(Karen Llagas with her book, ARCHIPELAGO DUST!)

(Poet-fictionist Oscar Penaranda with a copy of VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA!)

(Poet Amy Pabalan peruses Meritage Press' books!)

P.S.  SUN STIGMATA apparently has many suns ... as it should:


The total FilBook Fest schedule, with locations, is available HERE.

FilBookFest also celebrates Filipino American History Month. The festival included book displays with book sales and signings.  Here's a video:


FilBookFest's sponsors include Philippine-American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the San Francisco Public Library.

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