Filipino Interest

Author: 6th Filipino American International Book Festival

Hiraya - Emergence: Writing Towards the Future
Saturday, 10/15/2022
10:00 - 5:00
Koret Auditorium
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Opening remarks Performance from Larry the Musical, and keynote address by Gina Apostol

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hiraya/Emergence: Writing Towards the Future Plenary session with Ani Almario, Gina Apostol, Gideon Lasco, Reine Arcache Melvin, and Vicente Rafael. Moderated by Troy Aspera.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Coming of Age on the Page: A Young Adult Author Roundtable Discussion with Candy Gourlay, Laurel Flores Fantauzzo, and Cynthia Salaysay. Moderated by Randy Ribay.

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Fierce and Fabulous: Filipinx Fiction Now with Melissa Chadburn, Mia P. Manansala, Lara Stapleton, and Lysley Tenorio. Moderated by Ricco Siasoco.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Inkstorm 1: Authors Read Freshly Inked Work with Gina Apostol, Melissa Chadburn, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Mia P. Manansala, Barbara Jane Reyes, Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, Meredith Talusan, Angela Narciso Torres 


Please visit the Festival marketplace in the Latino/Hispanic Community Room on the Lower Level: Book and indie comic company vendors, author tables, author signing, community organizations. Open Saturday, 10:00 a.m - 5:45 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

The 6th Filipino American International Book Festival will be taking place on October 15-16, 2022. Come celebrate our Filipino/a/x authors.
Presented by PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, this year’s theme is Hiraya/Emergence: Writing towards the Future.
Hiraya is a Tagalog word for imagination, for dreaming, the emergence of the flower and the fruit. What does Hiraya mean to you?

Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Filipino American community.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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