Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the San Francisco Public Library, along with the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco and other community partners, will celebrate the Third Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest) on October 2-4, 2015 at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. This year’s festival theme, "Bukás na Bukas: An Open Tomorrow, Pin@y Literature in the 21st
Century," focuses on where we are as a community of writers and artists and our direction for the future.
The Friday event will feature Nicanor Tiongson and his film The Women of Malolos
followed by the Opening Gala event in the evening. The panels and presentations will take place on Saturday and Sunday. In Hot of the Press,
authors will read from their newest books. Various anthologies will be presented. Panels and discussions cover themes dealing with history, politics, literature, cuisine. In collaboration with The Hinabi Project
, a special panel will take place at the Asian Art Museum featuring prominent experts on Filipino textiles. As in the past festivals, visitors will have an opportunity to browse and purchase books from specialty booksellers.