Tuklas: Discover the Indigenous Culture of Filipinos

 

Tuklas flyerPhilippine Expressions Bookshop celebrates its 30th Anniversary and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the presentation of-

TUKLAS: DISCOVER THE INDIGENOUS CULTURE OF FILIPINOS
Saturdays, May 17, May 24 and May 31, 2014 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles | 519 West 7th St @ Pacific | San Pedro, CA 90731

May 17-31: T’nalak Exhibit : The Sacred Weave of the Tbolis

Explore a T’nalak forest and enjoy 50 of the highest quality handwoven tapestries by the T’boli people of Lake Sebu, Cotabato, Mindanao Island; the documentary Weaving T’nalak; a touch-and-feel experience of the raw materials from the abaca tree; t’nalak looms; and rolls of finished products.

Curator Fides Enriquez is an independent ethnographer, film documentarian, photographer, produce,r and explorer. The T’boli textile exhibit, Fu Dalu – The Spirit of the T’nalak  was first presented at Pusod Gallery in Berkeley in 2002, and then on special display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in 2005.  Fides has given talks on T’nalak at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and for the Textile Arts Council at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. In 2012, she produced the award winning documentary, Harana – The Search for the Lost Art Of Serenade, a film about the traditional courtship music of the Philippines. She has also produced Florante Aguilar’s original theatrical works Lalawigan – A Tagalog Song Cycle and Aswang – Tales of Philippine Lore.

May 17: Book Launch, Music, & Martial Arts

Author Lane Wilcken deciphers the fragments of Filipino tradition and reveals the actual life history of an ancient art and a people as we launch his book, The Forgotten Children of Maui: Filipino Myths, Tattoos & Rituals of a Demigod. 2013. Hidden within the ancient mythology, and long-forgotten tattoo designs, and dying rituals of the Philippines, lies the powerful impact of Maui, a man well-known in Polynesia but nearly forgotten in the Philippines. Wilcken is also the author of Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern. 2010.

We will also hear the haunting sounds of chants from ancient Philippines which only Grace Nono, well-known ethnomusicologist could interpret as we launch her latest book, Song of the Babaylan: Living Voices, Medicines, Spiritualities of Philippine Ritualist – Oralist – Healers.(2013). Nono is also the author of The Shared Voice: Chanted and Spoken Narratives from the Philippines (2008).

The sounds of kulintang, the traditional musical instrument of the Muslim people of Southern Philippines, will enchant you as Eleanor Academia of the World Kulintang Institute demonstrates the varied tones that evolve from the brass gongs and speak to your heart. She and her husband, Guro Cass Magda of the Magda Institute (which teaches martial arts philosophy in action) will also demonstrate traditional martial art forms called Kali in the southern islands of the country and Arnis in the lowlands of Visayas and Luzon. They will talk about how the art has evolved from a dance of skills to the art of self-defense.

Hand-weaving whether for cloth or mats and baskets, kulintang music, chants and native dances, martial arts, the art of tattooing and the calligraphy of ancient Filipinos will surprise you. They are the basis of the ancient culture of the people. The Filipino you meet today is the composite of all these traditions, as he evolves from 350 years of Hispanization which has Christianized the core of his being.

MAY 24, 2014  – Reception for Filipino-American Authors

Authors have been part of the Bookshop family all these years. Our anniversary celebration is as much theirs, as it is ours!

  • Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella. A retelling by Myrna de la Paz Mulhern, author and storyteller.
  • Being Filipino, As a Writer in America: a panel discussion. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Moderator.
  • Baybayin & Alibata: Filipino Ancient Script. By Norman de los Santos
  • Arnis: Filipino Martial Arts. A demo by Guro Ramses Sison and his students.
  • Kulintang: Ancient music and its History by Ron Quesada of Kulintronica. The underlying theme is cultural survival through tradition and innocation. He will perform traditional kulintang music and to show his versalility, he will demonstrate how music from an ancient instrument can be blended to create fusion music of the 2lst century.

 MAY 31, 2014   – A Celebration of Filipino Folk dances

Traditional dances from the North to the South will highlight the similarities and the differences among various communities, whether in their musical traditions, costumes and folk ways. Some of the dances to be featured include Sambi sa Malong or Kappa Malong Malong, a Maranao dance that shows the many ways of wearing a malong. Malong is a simple tubular yet highly functional piece of cloth. Another one is the Kalinga Courtship Dance from the Luzon Cordilleras.

Join us for a delightful show.

TICKETS

Tickets are good for all three Saturday events.
General: $30 or a dollar a year to represent thirty years of service to the Filipino American community
Sponsor: $100 & $50
Students/Seniors: $10
A limited number of $10.00 tickets are available for the May 17 Opening Event.

To order tickets, please send your check payable to Philippine Expressions Bookshop and mail to PO Box 4201, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. You can also pay via PayPal to : <linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net> or call 310-514-9139 should you wish to pay by credit card. Only paid reservations will be honored. The number seventy-seven (77) is the magic number for Linda this year. There will be a special prize for the number 77th guest for the next three Saturdays. Send your reservations early.

All programs will start promptly at 5:00pm. Street parking. Refreshments Table will open by 6:00pm. A mini-bazaar of Filipiniana books, art, handwoven fabrics and other curiosities will be available on all three Saturdays. If you wish to be part of the bazaar, please call Linda Nietes at 310-514-9139 or send email to: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

First Books for Filipino Children, a literacy project of Linda Nietes and Robert J. Little gives free books to the poor children of the Province of Antique, Philippines. As the name suggests, these books are literally the first and probably the last books that these children will be able to own in their lifetime unless the economic conditions of their parents improve. So, your support of these three weekend events will allow them to continue their literacy project.

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Talk and Audio-Visual Show on Philippine Ancestral Gold

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This is the last literary event for 2013 of our Bookshop. Co-sponsored by the Silver Lake Library, it is part of our continuing outreach program to make the Filipino presence in the community more visible, as well as to share with mainstream America the rich cultural background of Filipinos. If you will be unable to attend, we accept orders for autographed copies of this collector’s book. Call 310-514-9139 or email us : linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

Event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited.
Street parking is available. RSVP by phone or email or reply to EVENTS in facebook.

Those who want to donate to Typhoon Yolanda Relief may bring canned goods which we will donate to the Historic Filipino Rotary Club who will ship them to the Philippines.

philancestralgoldPhilippine Ancestral Gold
Edited by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker
Essays by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, John Guy and John Miksic

Publisher: Ayala Foundation and National University of Singapore Press (NUS). 2011. 300 pages.

ISBN 978-971-8551-72-1 HARDCOVER

ISBN 978-971-8551-74-5 SOFTCOVER

Winner of the 31st Philippine National Book Awards for Design

Philippine Ancestral Gold features more than 1,000 gold objects that were recovered in the Philippines from the 1960s to 1981 and now form part of the collection of the Ayala Museum in Manila. Many of these treasures were found in association with tenth-to-twelfth century Chinese export ceramics, and formal similarities with objects from other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island trade networks that flourished in the region before there was regular contact with the Western world. Adornments of elite individuals and the deities they adorned include a spectacular array of golden sashes, necklaces, pectorals, diadems, earrings, finger rings, and arm and leg ornaments. Over 400 full-color photographs are included in the book which you will enjoy immensely.

This important book provides a great deal of material that is almost unknown generally outside of the Philippines. Scholars working on many other topics will find it invaluable, especially those tracing the various maritime trade networks that operated throughout the greater Indian Ocean system.

-Emma C. Bunker, Asian Art Department, Denver Art Museum.

“The authors are among the world’s most experienced specialists on this subject, and the line of vision from the Philippines and other parts of island Southeast Asia to the mainland is novel and most inspiring.”

-Andreas Reinecke, Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures
of the German Archaeological Institute.

“All collections are valuable in different ways. The monetary worth of this one is incalculable. But its deeper value can be assayed only in consideration of its historical and academic significance and the self-knowledge and pride it gives to Filipinos.”

-Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

“…what distinguishes the Philippines goldworking tradition is that it displays a level sophistication only matched by the kingdoms of Java.”

-John Guy

“The Ayala Museum’s Gold Collection is perhaps the country’s greatest tangible cultural asset and can stand comparison with any other assemblage of gold artifacts in the world.”

-John Miksic

Also, visit the Ayala Museum website: www.ayalamuseum.org

About the Author
Nina.GettyFotoFlorina H. Capistrano-Baker received her Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A.degrees in Art History from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York City. She was a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1987-1994, director of the Ayala Museum (Philippines) from 2000-2006 and currently consulting curator at Ayala Foundation. She has taught at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Bard Graduate Center and Skidmore College. She is the author of Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1994), Multiple Originals, Original Multiples: 19th-century Images of Philippine Costumes (2004), and Embroidered Multiples: 18th-19th Century Philippine Costumes from the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands(2007). Her latest book Philippine Ancestral Gold (2011) documents an important corpus of archaeological gold ornaments that give evidence of early maritime trade between the Philippines, China and Southeast Asia before Spanish and American colonization in the 19th century. Dr. Capistrano-Baker is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia University, American Association of University Women, Asian Cultural Council, Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, Locsin Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.She is currently a Getty Research Institute Scholar here in Los Angeles.
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us during this event.

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for their communities. Support your community bookshop who has blazed the special trail in marketing Philippine books in the US and who has served the Fil Am community for the last 29 years! During this event, we will display a small selection of titles that you might want to pick up as gifts for Christmas. Come to the lecture, enjoy the audiovisuals, network, see old friends, and at the same time, do your Christmas shopping. If you have a special title in mind, do let us know – call (310) 514-9139 and will bring it to the event for your pick up.
Maraming salamat po!
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FilAm Book Festival in San Francisco

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Booksigning at the Second FILBOOKFEST in San Francisco.

October 19-20, 2013
At the Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room
Author Book Signing throughout the day

Venue: San Francisco Main Library
Civic Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

Please support our authors with your presence. Many of them have written award-winning books. Come, meet and greet them and have a book autographed for your private library or for donation to your local library or school. If you will be unable to attend, we accept orders by phone for autographed copies. Tel 310-514-9139.

BOOKSIGNING SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

TABLE A
11:00am – 12:00noon

LUISA IGLORIA
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The Saints of Streets: Poems. 2013.
Juan Luna’s Revolver: Poems. 2009. Winner, 2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize.
Trill & Mordent: Poems. 2005.
Not Home, But Here: Writings from the Filipino Diaspora. Editor. 2003
Blood Sacrifice: Poems. 1998 National Book Award for Poetry, Philippines.
Encanto: Poems. 1994 National Book Award for Poetry, Philippines.
Cartography: Poems. 1993 National Book Award for Poetry, Philippines.

ALBERT J. MORTIZ
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Discover the Philippines Cookbook. 2012 reprint.
Descubre La Cocina Haute de Las Filipinas. 2012 reprint.
Beyond San Andreas: A Novel. 2010

MELINDA LUISA DE JESUS
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Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory. 2005. For reprint 2014.

12:00noon – 1:00pm

LENY MENDOZA STROBEL
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Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory. Co-editor. 2013
Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous. Editor. Reprint. 2013
A Book of Her Own: words and Images to Honor the Babaylan. 2005
Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post-1965 Filipino Americans. 2005

GIOVANNI ORTEGA
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Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio. 2013. FPAC Pahayag’s 2013 Most Voted Writer. PEN Center USA’s Three Pinoy Writers.
ALLOS, The Story of Carlos Bulosan,
a one-act play commissioned by East West Players. 2010.
Produced by EW Player, 2011; Mezclao, 2012; CIRCA Pintig, 2012.

RICHIE QUIRINO

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Pinoy Jazz Traditions. 2004.
Mabuhay Jazz: Jazz in Postwar Philippines. 2008
Contemporary Jazz in the Philippines, 1970 to the Year 2010. 2011.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

M. EVELINA GALANG
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Angel de la Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery. 2013
Her Wild American Self: Short Stories. 1996
One Tribe. 2006. Winner, AAP Award for the Novel.
Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images, Editor. 2003.

BENJAMIN PIMENTEL
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How My Sons Lost Their Tagalog. 2013
Pareng Barack: Filipinos in Obama’s America. 2008
Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street.
Winner, 2007 National Book Award for Fiction, Philippines.
U.G. An Underground Tale.
The Journey of Edgar Jopson and the First Quarter Storm Generation. 2006

MARIVI SOLIVEN
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The Mango Bride. Winner, Palanca Award Grand Prize for the Novel. 2011.
Spooky Mo: Horror Stories. 2008.
Speak Up, Woman! Editor. 2004.
Suddenly Stateside. 2002
Philippine Fright. Stories for Young Readers. 1996

2:00pm – 3:00pm

LESLIE RYAN
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I Am Flippish, a juvenile book. 2012

CELINE PARRENAS SHIMIZU
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The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure. 2013
Straitjacket Sexualities:
Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies. 2012
Hypersexuality of Race:
Performing Asian/American
Women on Screen and Scene. 2007.
Winner, 2009 Best Book Prize in Cultural Studies
, Assoc. for Asian American Studies.

MELINDA L. DE JESUS
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Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory. 2005. For reprint 2014.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

DAWN BOHULANO MABALON
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Little Manila is In the Heart:
The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California. 2013
Filipinos in Stockton. Co-editor. 2008

ANGELA NARCISO TORRES
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Blood Orange: Poems. 2013.
Grand Prize Winner for Poetry. Willow Books Literature Awards.

BENJAMIN PIMENTEL
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How My Sons Lost Their Tagalog. 2013
Pareng Barack: Filipinos in Obama’s America. 2008
Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street.
Winner, 2007 National Book Award for Fiction, Philippines.
U.G. An Underground Tale.
The Journey of Edgar Jopson and the First Quarter Storm Generation. 2006

4:00pm – 5:00pm

MARIANNE VILLANUEVA
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The Lost Language: Stories. 2009
Mayor of the Roces: Stories. 2005
Going Home to a Landscape. 2003
Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila. 1991. Nominee, Manila Circle Critics Award.

CECILIA MANGUERRA BRAINARD
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Magnificat: Mama Mary’s Pilgrim Sites . Editor. 2012
Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose. 2012
Vigan and other Stories. 2011
Angelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan Novel.Co-author. 2010.
Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. 2010
Finding God: True Stories of Spiritual Encounters. Co-editor. 2009
Ala Carte Food and Fiction. Co-editor. 2007
Behind the Walls:Life of Convent Girls.Co-editor. 2005.
Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults. 2003
Cecilia’s Diary: 1962-1969. Memoir. 2003
Magdalena: A Novel. 2002
Journey of 100 Years:
Reflections on the Centennial of Philippine Independence. Co-editor. 1999.
When the Rainbow Goddess Wept: A Novel. 1999 reprint.
Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America. 1998
Acapulco at Sunset and other Stories. 1995
Fiction by Filipinos in America . 1993
Philippine Woman in America. 1991.
Woman with Horns and Other Stories. 1987. Limited copies available.

JON PINEDA
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Apology: A Novel. Winner, Milkweed National Fiction Prize. 2013
Sleep in Me: A Memoir. Winner, 2010 Holiday Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program Selection and named one of the top memoirs of 2010 by Library Journal.
The Translator’s Diary: Poems. Winner, 2007 Green Rose Prize for Poetry from New Issues Press
Birthmark: Poems. First place winner in the 2003 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards

TABLE B
4:00pm – 5:00pm

LYSLEY TENORIO
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Monstress: Stories. 2012

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013

TABLE A
12:00noon – 1:00pm

LORENZO PARAN
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Pinoy in America: The Stateside Life in the Time of Barack Obama, Facebook and Pacquiao-mania. Essays. 2011.

E. R. ESCOBER
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The Facebook Nostradamus: A Novel. 2011
Givenchy Code: An Homage and a Parody. 2005
Not My Bowl for Rice: A Novel. 2002

1:00pm – 2:00pm

LESLIE RYAN
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I am Flippish, a juvenile book. 2012

PENELOPE FLORES
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The Philippine Jeepney: A Filipino Family Metaphor. 2008
Good Bye, Vientiane: Untold Stories of Filipinos in Laos. Editor.2005.

MARIVI SOLIVEN
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The Mango BrideWinner, Palanca Award Grand Prize for the Novel. 2011.
Spooky Mo: Horror Stories. 2008.
Speak Up, Woman! Editor. 2004.
Suddenly Stateside. 2002
Philippine Fright. Stories for Young Readers. 1996

2:00pm – 3:00pm

M. EVELINA GALANG
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Angel de la Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery. 2013
Her Wild American Self: Short Stories. 1996
One Tribe. 2006. Winner, AAP Award for the Novel.
Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images, Editor.

MARIANNE VILLANUEVA
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The Lost Language: Stories. 2009
Mayor of the Roces: Stories. 2005
Going Home to a Landscape. 2003
Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila. 1991. Nominee, Manila Circle Critics Award.

NIEVES CATAHAN VILLAMIN
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Bittermelons and Mimosas: A Philippine Memoir

3:00pm – 4:00pm

MARVIN GAPULTOS
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The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey-from Food Blog. To Food Truck. And Beyond. 2013.

CLAUDE TAYAG
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Kulinarya: A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine. Co-author. 2008.
Food Tour: A Culinary Journal. 2007.
Linamnam: Eating One’s Way Around the Philippines. Co-author. 2012

ALBERT J. MORTIZ
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Discover the Philippines Cookbook. 2012 reprint.
Descubre La Cocina Haute de Las Filipinas. 2012 reprint.
Beyond San Andreas: A Novel. 2010

TABLE B
1:00pm – 2:00pm

ARACELI RESUS
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The Philippine Jeepney: A Filipino Family Metaphor. Co-author. 2008

2:00pm – 3:00pm

GIOVANNI ORTEGA

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Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio. 2013. FPAC Pahayag’s 2013 Most Voted Writer. PEN Center USA’s Three Pinoy Writers.
ALLOS, The Story of Carlos Bulosan,
a one-act play commissioned by East West Players. 2010.
Produced by EW Player, 2011; Mezclao, 2012; CIRCA Pintig, 2012.

NICK DE OCAMPO
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Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema. 2011
Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines. 2007.
Lost Films of Asia. 2006

3:00pm – 4:00pm

CECILIA MANGUERRA BRAINARD
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Magnificat: Mama Mary’s Pilgrim Sites . Editor. 2012
Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose. 2012
Vigan and other Stories. 2011
Angelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan Novel.Co-author. 2010.
Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. 2010
Finding God: True Stories of Spiritual Encounters. Co-editor. 2009
Ala Carte Food and Fiction. Co-editor. 2007
Behind the Walls:Life of Convent Girls.Co-editor. 2005.
Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults. 2003
Cecilia’s Diary: 1962-1969. Memoir. 2003
Magdalena: A Novel. 2002
Journey of 100 Years:
Reflections on the Centennial of Philippine Independence. Co-editor. 1999.
When the Rainbow Goddess Wept: A Novel. 1999 reprint.
Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America. 1998
Acapulco at Sunset and other Stories. 1995
Fiction by Filipinos in America . 1993
Philippine Woman in America. 1991.
Woman with Horns and Other Stories. 1987. Limited copies available.

Celebrating Filipino American History Month: Three Generations, Three Pinoy Writers

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Echo Park Library – 1410 W Temple St., Los Angeles

Tel. (213) 250-7808 Website: lapl.org

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SPONSORED BY

PEN Center USA, Philippine Expressions Bookshop, and the Echo Park Library Community Group (Friends)

Noel Alumit wrote the novels Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking to the Moon. He did his undergraduate work in Drama at USC and started graduate work in Buddhist Chaplaincy at the University of the West. He currently serves as a California Commissioner on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. He is widely anthologized and is currently working on a third novel.

Giovanni Ortega is an author, performer and director based in Los Angeles. His book Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio was published by The Undeniables in October, 2012. He has written and performed one person shows all over North America at over 100 universities, organizations and prisons. In 2010, East West Players commissioned him to write the play ALLOS: The Story of Carlos Bulosan which eventually toured Southern California and was produced thereafter in Chicago by CIRCA Pintig Theater Co. Giovanni is currently a professor at AMDA College of Performing Arts and New York Film Academy. For more information: http://www.giovanniortega.com.

Chris Santiago is a poet, fiction writer, critic, and teacher. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming from FIELD, Pleiades, The Asian American Literary Review, Canteen, Postcolonial Text, The Lantern Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Country Dog Review,and elsewhere. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and has been a finalist for both the Stony Brook Short Fiction Contest and the Kundiman Poetry Prize. He has read at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and at Lincoln Center, where he shared the podium with Li-Young Lee, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Srikanth Reddy. He has received a Manuel G. Flores scholarship from the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., an ACE-Nikaido Fellowship, and a travel grant for the Philippines to research a novel on the Philippine-American War. Chris received his B.A. and B.M. from Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music, and is completing his Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where he is a Provost’s Ph.D. Fellow and teaches literature & writing in the Thematic Option Program.

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This is an ongoing outreach program of the Bookshop 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. Just call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com
If you wish, you can also become a friend of Friends of Philippine Expressions Bookshop on facebook.

Twelve FilAm Authors to Sign Books at FPAC

FPAC22_0 Saturday, Sept 7, 2013 and Sunday, Sept 8, 2013
11:55am – 4:00pm

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.

MGAdobo-Road-Cookbook-CoverMarvin Gapultos, author of The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey – from Food Blog to Food Truck, and Beyond
leslie-v-ryan-headshot-2012-1 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.
giovanniortegasilverlakeGiovanni 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.

Myrna J. De la Paz abadehaMyrna J. de la Paz aka Myrna Mulhern, author of Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

imelda fowlerHome and BackImelda Lorayna Fowler, author of Home and Back Again, is the mother of two and a grandmother of three children. She is also a National and State Power Lifting champion (97 lbs. class), holding several records in the United States. In her book, she relates her Near Death Experiences (NDE), which gives the reader not only a glimpse of our real home, but answers many of life’s basic questions. Moreover, it will inspire and give hope, strength, healing and above all, faith and love for God to live better more meaningful and loving lives.

Sunday, September 8.

12:00noon – 2:00pm.

WertzJayThe Pacific Vol. 1: Pearl Harbor to GuadalcanalJay Wertz, who is an American chronicler of World War ll will join the Fil Am authors and will sign his two books, The Pacific: War Stories. WWll Firshand, Vol. l: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal which includes accounts of the Filipino participation in WWll and his recent book, The Pacific: War Stories. WWll Firsthand Vol. Two. The Solomons to Saipan. Both titles were published by Weider History Publications, Virginia
mortizdiscovphilcookbkAlbert 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 PatacsilFilipinos in San DiegoJudy 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).
imageimagePatricia Justiniani McReynolds, author of Almost Americans: A Quest for Dignity. An American Memoir. Her father was Filipino who married a Norwegian-born woman and as a child, McReynolds suffered the stings of prejudice while helping her parents negotiate the shoals of racism.

All the above authors will continue to sign their books from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

12:00nn – 1:00pm

lorenzoparanPinoy-in-AmericaLorenzo Paran III, author of Pinoy in America, a collection of interesting vignettes regarding life in America for Pinoys and of course, Pinays. Read it and find yourself in the many stories being retold here. Third, (that is his real nickname) was Asst. Professor in the Dept of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines before he moved to the US. He now reviews Filipino American art and culture as well as work as a Copy Editor and Page Designer of Los Angeles News Group.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

sumi-haruironlotusSumi 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.

2:00pm -4:00pm

cmmimageCarina Monica Montoya, aka Carina Forsythe will sign her latest book, A Rose and a Butterfly: An Autobiography of an Immigrant’s Daughter. Montoya shares the story of her life as a second generation Fil Am born and raised in Los Angeles, who is “too brown to be “white” and “too white-washed to be “brown.” She is also the author of four other books: Filipinos in Hollywood, Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown, Let’s Cook Adobo, a juvenile book and Santa Maria Valley which includes accounts of Filipinos in the area. The last title was co-authored by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.
imageimageDawn Bohulano Mabalon, author of Little Manila Is In The Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California was also scheduled to sign her latest book at the Festival but will be unable to come because of illness. Mabalon’s first book is Filipinos in Stockton which is still in print.

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: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com. 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.
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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 …

Grand Parade in Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles to Mark 115th Philippine Independence

Let us all joins hands and support the First Grand Philippine Independence Parade in Historic Filipinotown. Our Bookshop is participating in the exhibit of this inaugural event. There will be eight Fil Am authors and one American author, good friend of the Philippines, who will sign their books. Please come to Meet and Greet the authors . Support our Fil Am authors by getting an autographed copy of their books for your personal home library.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
8:30am – 4:00pm
Exhibit and Program Venue – Silverlake Medical Center,
1711 W Temple St., Historic Filipinotown

11:00 am – Start of program on stage
Entertainment on stage starts from 12:00noon to 3:00pm.

 Myrna de la Paz, author of Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella
dela pazabadehaHardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Shens Books (March 1, 2001)
ISBN-10: 1885008171
ISBN-13: 978-1885008176
 Sumi Haru, author of Iron Lotus
sumi-haruironlotusPaperback: 188 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1479331538
ISBN-13: 978-1479331536
 Albert J. Mortiz, author of Discover the Philippines Cookbook
mortizdiscovphilcookbkPaperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Quixote Press (August 1, 2006)
ISBN-13: 9781571664525
 Giovanni Ortega, author of Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio
giovanniortegasilverlakePaperback: 109 pages
Publisher: The Undeniables (October, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0-9831169-1-2
 Ludy Ongkeko, author of Forty Years of Writing in America
ongkekoForty years of writing in america (4)Hardcover: 449 pages
Publisher: Jack Bacon & Company
ISBN-10: 0930083342
ISBN-13: 978-093008334
 Lorenzo Paran III, author of Pinoy in America
lorenzoparanPinoy-in-AmericaPaperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Pinoy in America (June 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0615483356
ISBN-13: 9780615483351
 Leslie Ryan, author of I am Flippish!
leslie-v-ryan-headshot-2012-1ianfilippishPaperback: 38 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing  (June 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1460930320
ISBN-13: 978-1460930328
 Jay Wertz, author of The Pacific Vol. 1: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal
WertzJaythe-paciifc-book-coverHardcover: 250 pages
Publisher: Weider History Publications
ISBN:

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The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL OF LOS ANGELES
PRESENTS:

The First ( 115th ) Philippine Independence Day Grand Parade in
Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles

Saturday, June 8 , 2013 starting at *8:00 AM Starting Point/Ending : The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. /Burlington Los Angeles.

How to participate:

(1)FACLA will display the motiff of the Philippine Mayflower Festival or the Santacruzan. Therefore we call on all who are interested to join as “Sagalas” to enlist and contact FACLA and be one of the “ sagalas “ or “ consortes during the parade. Interested participants/ organizations may please contact Bernie or Art P. Garcia or the FACLA office ( 213-484-1527). The deadline for participants will only be up to May 30, 2012.
(2) Participating Organization can join and contact FACLA and be in the FACLA and the HFNC contingent. The deadline for participation is also May 30, 2013.
(3) All those who want to donate and help in the preparations can contact the Kalayaan 2013 Logistics Committee headed by FACLA c/o Art P. Garcia at (213) 484-1527 or email at pilipinokami76@yahoo,com For more information please contact FACLA at (213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo or visit our facebook/newfacla.

FACLA 1740 West Temple St., Los Angeles, California 90064
For View Map and Directions, refer to the EVENTS page posted in facebook.

TO CELEBRATE THE 115TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE !

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Silver Lake Library
2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 913-7451

2:00pm LA Premiere of Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage. 
A documentary by Mona Lisa Yuchengco.
4:00pm Booklaunching of Bittermelons and Mimosas:
A Philippine Memoir by Nieves Catahan Villamin.

Free and Open to the public. Handicap accessible.
RSVP Requested (310) 514-9139. <linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com
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imageMarilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage
was shown in San Francisco during the 2013 CAAMFest
(formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). From the CAAMFest announcement:
“A documentary about the late filmmaker who is probably
the Philippines’ greatest female director, lovingly made by Mona Lisa Yuchengco, a student and former sister-in-law of Diaz-Abaya, who died of cancer in October (2012) at age 57. Diaz-Abaya was a groundbreaker – her 1980 film Brutal was the first Philippine film to deal seriously with rape, a drama that was a box office breakout in a region traditionally known for action films, silly comedies and soft-core porn.”

In the film, the multi-awarded director Diaz-Abaya, reminisces about her film career, her mentors in the industry and her renewed spirituality as she battles a life threatening illness. Her other films include Jose Rizal (1998) which starred Cesar Montano, Muro Ami(1999) and Bagong Buwan (2001).

imageYuchengco was the founder and former publisher of the nationally circulated, Filipinas Magazine, from 1992 to 2005. She continues to tell stories about the global Filipino community with the recently-launched website, Positively Filipino.com. Her first documentary, 66 years, 2 months, 21 days…and still counting, was shown at the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage is her second documentary. A short Q&A with Yuchengco follows after the film showing.

imageNieves Catahan Villamin is the author of Bittermelons and Mimosas: A Philippine Memoir. Her memoir will inspire other Filipinos who strive for a piece of the American Dream. She is the letter N of the Eden in Eden Canyon Vineyards, said to be the first Filipino American owned-and-operated winery in the United States producing award-winning vintages. Villamin worked for fourteen years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she was the advisor of the Pilipino Cultural Exchange that sponsored student and faculty exchanges between the US and the Philippines. In recognition of her philanthropy, she received the Outstanding Woman of the Year award from Cal Poly in 2003.

As part of our Bookshop’s tradition, we honor our author/speaker after their event with a No Host Dinner. Venue to be announced. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP separately for this.

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The event is sponsored by Philippine Expressions Bookshop as part of its continuing community outreach program to create more awareness for the Filipino presence in America.  It is also part of the celebrations to commemorate the 115th Philippine Independence from Spain (June 12, 1898 – June 12, 2013) and is co-sponsored by Silver Lake Library which is part of the Los Angeles Public Library system. “As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Within 72 hours of the event, please contact Silver Lake Library 323-913-7451 should an accommodation be needed.” http://www.lapl.org