3rd FilAm Intl Book Festival in SF

This past weekend, the 3rd Filipino American International Book Festival was held in San Francisco. What a full and amazing opening reception and two days of panels and readings! It was as if a new world was unfurling for me of the Filipino-American writers out there. And connecting with academics presented greater promise of reaching out to more students and getting my novel into their hands. The theme this year was Bukas Na Bukas: An Open Tomorrow, which certainly informed the opportunities and challenges that we Filipino-American writers face with trying to connect with our own community.

Book festival poster.
Book festival poster.
Opening reception with wine and lumpia!
Opening reception with wine and lumpia!
President of the Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) Edwin Lozada giving the welcome.
President of the Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) Edwin Lozada giving the welcome.
An abbreviated reading as part of Sunday's Hot Off the Press panel of writers with new works coming out or just released.
An abbreviated reading as part of Sunday’s Hot Off the Press panel of writers with new works coming out or just released.
Honored to be among the classics by Carlos Bulosan and Bienvenidos Santos in the Asian Art Museum shop's storefront window by the entrance.
Honored to be among the classics by Carlos Bulosan and Bienvenidos Santos in the Asian Art Museum shop’s storefront window by the entrance.
My book at the entrance of the Asian Art Museum shop.
My book at the entrance of the Asian Art Museum shop.

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