Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival

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Venues
San Francisco Main Library: 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, 94102
Koret Auditorium
Latino Community Meeting
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

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Kalayaan Hall: The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94108
The Philippine Folklife Museum, 5th Floor: The Philippine Consulate General,
447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94108
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pre-Festival Event
Screening of Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena’s Dahling Nick  
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6:00 - 9:00 PM    
Venue: The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF, Philippine Folklife Museum, 5th Floor
At the screening will be Keith Sicat, producer and second unit director

Dahling Nick is a docu-drama exploring the life and works of Philippine National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin.
Starring: Raymond Bagatsing, Alessandra de Rossi, Maria Isabel Lopez  
For more information visit the following pages:
1. Youtube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuvutksfqkg   
2. IMDb Page:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5232146/

Free Event.Due to limited seating, please RSVP by sending an email to pawa@pawainc.com with your name which will appear at the guest list at the event.



Friday, October 6, 2017
Opening Gala Reception
6:30 PM      
Venue: Koret Auditorium
By invitation only.



Saturday, October 7, 2017
San Francisco Main Library

Library Opens
10:00 a.m


Book Sales and Informational Tables—FilbookFest Marketplace
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Latino / Hispanic Community Meeting Room


Opening of the Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Koret Auditorium
Welcome remarks by Community Leaders

Author Signing
Latino / Hispanic Community Meeting Room
11:00 – 12:10
—Gemino Abad
—Robert Francis Flor

12:15 – 1:25
—Tony Robles
—Barbara Jane Reyes
—Prosy Delacruz
—M. Evelina Galang
—Cindy Domingo

1:30 – 2:45
—Joseph O. Legaspi
—Janice Sapigao
—Mila De Guzman
—Raissa Robles
—Merlinda Bobis

3:00 – 4:10
—Rey De la Cruz
—Noelle Q. de Jesus
—Brian Ascalon Roley
—Myles Garcia
—Renee Macalino Rutledge

4:20 – 5:30
—Mia Alvar
—Eliza Victoria
—Giovanni Ortega
—Marie Deaconu-Baylon

Authors tabling or present at FilBookFest Marketplace:
Veronica Montes, Aileen Cassinetto, Cecilia Brainard,
Marie Diaconu-Baylon, Justine Villanueva, Marina Hamoy,
Rick Rocamora, Janet Stickmon, Tony Robles, Sansu Ramsey,
Mervin Malonzo, Eliza Victoria, Trinidad Escobar, In Hiatus Artists


PANELS, READINGS, PRESENTATIONS

Filipino and Filipino American Women Writing Contemporary History
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
A panel discussion on how women are helping to fill gaps in Philippine and Philippine American history.
Moderator: Mila De Guzman
Participants: Cindy Domingo, Raissa Robles, Karina Africa Bolasco, M. Evelina Galang



Philippine Biodiversity
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world that is both megadiverse in its natural resources and also a hotspot for conservation. The country holds high numbers of marine and terrestrial species found nowhere else on the planet. It also has the highest rate of discovery (sixteen new species of mammals in the last ten years, for example). The unfortunate side of this story is that Conservation International has determined that the Philippines is also a hotspot, which means it has lost more than 70% of its natural vegetation. Hotspots, especially in biodiverse countries where many rare species are threatened, are critical to human survival. Listen to Dr. Almira Astudillo Gilles from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and Dr. Terry Gosliner from the California Academy of Sciences talk about the incredible flora and fauna in the Philippines as well as the urgent issue on the increasing loss of its biodiversity.
Participants: Almira Astudillo Gilles, Terrence M. Gosliner of California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Allison Fritts-Penniman


Love, Death and Taxi Dance Halls in Depression Era California
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Love, Death and Taxi Dance Halls in Depression Era California is a presentation on 15 years of research on Filipino farm workers and dance halls that Marivi Soliven Blanco completed while working on her second novel, The Rizal Dance Hall Murder. Loosely based on an actual murder in 1935, the novel portrays the romance of taxi dance halls and the anti-miscegenation laws that gave impetus to their proliferation. Also featured in this presentation is Linda Maram, author of Creating Masculinity in Los Angeles’ Little Manila: Working-Class Filipinos and Popular Culture.
Participants: Marivi Soliven Blanco, Linda España-Maram


Children’s Storytelling Hour
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Center, 2nd Floor
Children’s book authors read from their books followed by games and other activities for children.
Participants: Rey de la Cruz, Christina Newhardt, Marina Hamoy, Justine Villanueva, PJ Gubatina Policarpio


Hot Off The Press 1
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Authors read from their book.
Host: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Participants: Linda Ty-Casper – (Presenter: Kristina Casper-Denman), Veronica Montes, Brian Ascalon Roley, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Eliza Victoria, M. Evelina Galang, Myles Garcia, Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz, Renee Macalino Rutledge, Marie Deaconu-Baylon, Mia Alvar



“My Family’s Slave” and the OFW Experience
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
“My Family’s Slave,” the late journalist Alex Tizon’s powerful account of Eudocia Pulido’s life as an indentured servant, was published in June this year. It sparked a heated debate on the plight of domestic helpers and overseas Filipino workers. Al Tizon joins Cathi Tactaquin, Vivian Araullo, Mia Alvar, Jay Gonzalez and Ben Pimentel in exploring the impact of his brother’s controversial essay.
Moderator: Ben Pimentel
Participants: Cathi Tactaquin, Mia Alvar, Al Tizon, Vivian Araullo, Joaquin Gonzalez


Word + Image: Filipino American Art as Inspiration
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Ekphrasis, typically defined as a literary response to a visual work of art, can be valuable to the work of a writer both as a creative exercise and as the impetus for a complete poem or prose piece. During this session, artists from The Filipino American Artist Directory will introduce slides of their art and writers will share their crafted responses.
Moderators: Eileen Tabios and Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Participants: Artists Carlo Ricafort, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Pam Ybañez, Daniel Ballesteros, and Janna Añonuevo Langholz. Jean Vengua’s art will also be featured. Represented writers include Jonel Abellanosa, Aileen Cassinetto, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Veronica Montes, and Eileen Tabios.


Hot Off The Press 2
4:20 – 5:35 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Authors read from their book.
Host: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Participants: Barbara Jane Reyes, Joseph O. Legaspi, Janice Sapigao, Angela Peñaredondo, Eileen R. Tabios, Robert Francis Flor, Aileen Cassinetto, Merlinda Bobis,
Wesley St. Jo, Remé Grefalda (Presenter will be Cecilia Ibardaloza), Gemino Abad & Alfred Yuson (Presenter is Gemino Abad)


From Concept, Creation, Publication, and Beyond: Children’s Book Authors Discuss their Journey.
4:20 – 5:20 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Children’s books authors talk about their experience of writing and publishing.
Participants: Christina Newhard, Rey de la Cruz, Justine Villanueva, Marina Hamoy


Komikero Chronicles
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF, Kalayaan Hall
Screening of the Kino Arts documentary on Filipino comic book artists from José Rizal to the present. Present at the screening will be Keith Sicat (director) and Mervin Malonzo (one of the featured artists).
Director: Keith Sicat



National hero José Rizal was not only the writer of the "Noli" and "Fili", but also the first documented Filipino to create comics. With the history of komiks starting with him, could his socially conscious ideas be imbedded in this popular art?

Charting komiks’ development from Rizal, through Tony Velasquez and "Kenkoy", National Artist Francisco V. Coching’s formidable body of work, and the popular creations of Mars Ravelo and Carlo J. Caparas, KOMIKERO CHRONICLES examines the highly political ideas that thread through these various stories and styles, recognizing the wit and vanguard thinking of many of these artists, discovering the breadth of their influence stretches all the way to U.S. shores and back.

Containing interviews from internationally hailed komiks artists such as Gerry Alanguilan and Leinil Yu, to controversial icon Carlo J. Caparas, covering the Filipino creators of mainstream American comics characters such as Tony Dezuniga, Steve Gan, and Whilce Portacio, and the thoughts of internationally awarded filmmaker Lav Diaz who got his start writing komiks, the film examines the themes and issues that make this medium an important, artistic one.
Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyNpVvgjPCw

Free Event.
Due to limited seating, please RSVP by sending an email to pawa@pawainc.com with your name which will appear at the guest list at the event.




Sunday, October 8, 2015

San Francisco Main Library

Library Opens
12:00 p.m.


Book Sales and Informational Tables—FilbookFest Marketplace
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Latino / Hispanic Community Meeting Room

Author Signing
Latino / Hispanic Community Meeting Room
12:15 – 1:25
—Prosy Delacruz
—Barbara Jane Reyes
—Veronica Montes
—Vicky Santos
—Rene Ciria-Cruz
—Rachelle Cruz

1:40 – 2:50
—Almira Gilles
—Angela Peñaredondo
—Raissa Robles

3:15 – 4:25
—Randy Ribay
—Marina Hamoy
—Giovanni Ortega

Authors tabling or present at FilBookFest Marketplace:
Veronica Montes, Aileen Cassinetto, Cecilia Brainard,
Marie Diaconu-Baylon, Justine Villanueva, Marina Hamoy,
Rick Rocamora, Janet Stickmon, Tony Robles, Sansu Ramsey,
Mervin Malonzo, Eliza Victoria, Trinidad Escobar, In Hiatus Artists


PANELS, READINGS, PRESENTATIONS

Graphically Speaking
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
A panel discussion featuring local and international Filipino writers, artists and creators from the Graphic Novel medium exploring aspects of the industry, diving into the challenges of independent publishing, cultural and social influences of their work as well as the future of the industry and the individual projects the creators have and will continue to pursue. 
Participants: Mervin Malonzo, Keith Sicat, Trinidad Escobar, the creators from In Hiatus Studios (Shards Anthology), and artists of Isugid Pinoy from Kularts (Clan of Saints Bay).


Filipino Voices in Publishing
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Panelists discuss the representation of the Filipino voice in the world of publishing, the creation of independent publishers, and challenges and rewards for those who chose this path.
Moderator: Joseph O. Legaspi
Participants: Elda Rotor, Karina Bolasco, Gayle Romasanta, Dawn Mabalon, Christina Newhard


Hot Off The Press 3
1:45 – 3:05 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Authors read from their book.
Host: Veronica Montes
Participants: Rachelle Cruz, Giovanni Ortega, Tony Robles, Merlinda Bobis, Sansu Ramsey, Randy Ribay, Raissa Robles, Mila de Guzman, Constance Valencia Santos (Presenter: Victoria Santos), Rene Ciria-Cruz, Noelle Q. de Jesus


Content: Graphic
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
The Comic Book creators, writers and artists will be leading a demonstration on the process of graphic novel storytelling through live art as well as a hands-on approach to trying it out for everyone.  The creators will be available for commissions, book signings, and more intensive dialogue regarding their work.
Host: TBA
Participants: Mervin Alonzo, Trinidad Escobar and the artists of In Hiatus Studios (Shards Anthology) and artists of Isugid Pinoy from Kularts (Clan of Saints Bay)


Artist Alley
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Lobby of Koret Auditorium / Café Area
A traditional main-stay of any comic-con is the treasured artist's alley, where comic creators, writers and artists display their work and are available for any prints, commission sketches, book signings and dialogue about their current work and future projects. Mervin Alonzo, Trinidad Escobar and the artists of In Hiatus Studios (Shards Anthology) and artists of Isugid Pinoy from Kularts (Clan of Saints Bay).
Participants: Mervin Alonzo, Trinidad Escobar and the artists of In Hiatus Studios (Shards Anthology) and artists of Isugid Pinoy from Kularts (Clan of Saints Bay)


Filipino and Filipino-American Poets in Conversation
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Guest poets talk about their works and poetics, and their thoughts on poetry in the context of the current social and political milieu in the Philippines and the diaspora.
Moderator: Karen Llagas
Participants: Gemino Abad, Barbara Jane Reyes, Tony Robles, Angela Peñaredondo


On Writing Narrative Fiction
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Authors discuss inspiration, influences, practices, and their craft processes. Authors will also address concerns in publishing, especially the concept of "the benefit of doubt," and other issues in writing narrative fiction.
Host: Melissa Sipin
Participants: Merlinda Bobis, Mia Alvar, Brian Ascalon Roley, Eliza Victoria, M. Evelina Galang, Noelle Q. de Jesus


Festival Closes
4:40 p.m.


Festival Closing Reception
6:00 p.m.
Manilatown I-Hotel Gallery
868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108