Twelve authors will be signing their books during the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) at Point Fermin, San Pedro on the weekend of Sept 7 and 8. This will be the 22nd annual Festival organized by FilAmArts, the premier arts organization of the Filipino American community of Los Angeles. Philippine Expressions Bookshop, now on its 29th year of operation as a Filipiniana book specialist will sponsor the booksigning which will be held at their booths at the Festival. The authors who will be booksigning on specific dates and time are:
Saturday, Sept 7.
12:00noon – 2:00pm.
|Marvin Gapultos, author of The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey – from Food Blog to Food Truck, and Beyond|
|Leslie Ryan, author of I Am Flippish!, a children’s book that highlights the multicultural heritage of her two children who are of Filipino and Irish parentage.|
|Giovanni Ortega, author of Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio, a collection of prose and poetry. Ortega is a poet, playwright and performer and has performed his poetry all over the US.|
From 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Leslie Ryan will again sign her book, and tentatively, with Marvin Gapultos. Myrna de la Paz aka as Myrna Mulhern, author of Abadeha: Philippine Cinderella has also been invited to sign from 2-4pm on Saturday.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 8.
12:00noon – 2:00pm.
|Albert J. Mortiz, author of Discover the Philippines Cookbook. A self-taught cook, Albert is a world traveler and has been exposed to a lot of cultures as well as their cooking traditions.|
|Judy Patacsil, author of Filipinos in San Diego. She is a tenured professor at Miramar College, San Diego, a second generation Fil Am and a Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).|
All the above authors will continue to sign their books from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
12:00nn – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm
|Sumi Sevilla Haru, author of Iron Lotus: Memoirs. For forty years, Haru had advocated for the rights of people of color, women and for realistic images of Asian Pacific Americans in the media. She was a national vice-president of the AFL-CIO.|
For the last twenty-two years, Philippine Expressions Bookshop has been sponsoring booksignings at their booth at the Festival. This is an ongoing outreach program in order to help develop the interest of Filipino Americans for books written by authors of Filipino ancestry.If you will be unable to attend, the Bookshop accepts orders for signed copies of authors’ books until Thursday, Sept. 6. Just call (310) 514-9139 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can become a friend of Friends of Philippine Expressions Bookshop on facebook. The bookshop’s address is PO Box 4201, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.
Everyone is invited. Please drop by our Booth and browse. A select collection of fine Filipiniana books and books written by Filipino Americans authors will be on display, suitable for all ages. Support writings by FIl Am authors and have your books autographed by them. See you …