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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 ~ Greencastle, IN

Kelly Writers Series at DePauw University

7:30pm. Richard E. Peeler Art Center Auditorium, 
10 West Hanna Street

Friday, April 6, 2018 ~ Boston, MA

Grub Street Muse and the Marketplace Conference

Write in the Feels: Crafting Fictional Emotion (Lecture)

2:15-3:15pm. Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 ~ Los Angeles, CA

Go Home! Anthology Reading with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

7:30pm. The Last Bookstore, 453 South Spring Street

Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2018 ~ Tampa, FL

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street

Thursday, March 8

3-4:15pm Finding the Understory: What Connects a Collection with Josh Weil, Laura van den Berg, Nina McConigley, Ramona Ausubel

Room 11, First Floor

Saturday, March 10

4:30-5:45pm Writing Women’s Interior Lives with Julia Phillips, Jessie Chaffee, Leigh Stein, Krys Lee

Room 13, First Floor

Thursday, February 22, 2018 ~ Eugene, OR

University of Oregon Creative Writing Program Reading Series

8pm. Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street

Saturday, October 28, 2017 ~ Oberlin, OH

Filipinx-American Students Association (FASA) Banquet

5-8pm. Oberlin College Peters Hall, 50 North Professor Street

Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8, 2017 ~ San Francisco, CA

The Filipino American International Book Festival

The San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

Saturday, October 7

1:30-2:45pm Hot off the Press 1: Author Readings

Koret Auditorium

Hosted by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard; with Linda Ty-Casper (presented by 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

3:05-4:05pm “My Family’s Slave” and the OFW Experience

Koret Auditorium
Moderator: Ben Pimentel, with Cathi Tactaquin, Al Tizon, Vivian Araullo, Joaquin Gonzalez

Sunday, October 8

3:20-4:20pm On Writing Narrative Fiction
Learning Studio, 5th Floor
Hosted by Melissa Sipin, with Merlinda Bobis, Brian Ascalon Roley, Eliza Victoria, M. Evelina Galang, Noelle Q. de Jesus

Saturday, March 4, 2017 ~ Long Beach, CA

The Literary Women’s Long Beach Festival of Authors

8am-3:45pm. Long Beach Convention Center, 110 Pine Avenue

Thursday, December 8, 2016 ~ New York, NY

The NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series

7pm. New York University Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Monday, November 28, 2016 ~ New York, NY

Reading and Q&A moderated by Professor Paul Nadal and introduced by Professor Scott Korb

The First-Year Writing Program at Eugene Lang College

6-8pm. Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Room I-205

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 ~ New York, NY

Fiction Forum at The New School. Reading and Discussion moderated by Professor Luis Jaramillo.

6:30-8pm. Klein Conference Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ Morristown, NJ

When Cultures Clash: The Global View in Fiction. Panel Discussion with Imbolo Mbue and Nadia Hashimi, moderated by by Michele Filgate.

The 3rd Annual Morristown Festival of Books

1:15pm. St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 121 South Street

Saturday, September 10, 2016 ~ Brooklyn, NY

Elements of the Story Panel with Benjamin Hale, Helen Phillips, and Hasanthika Sirisena. Moderated by Lucy Silag.

The Slice Literary Writers’ Conference

10-11am. St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street

Sunday, August 7, 2016 ~ Astoria, NY

“The East Is No Longer Far”: The Power of Storytelling Panel with Eugene Lim, Hirsh Sawhney, and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Moderated by Gina Apostol.

The Queens Book Festival

5-6pm. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th Street

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 ~ Chestnut Hill, MA

Solstice MFA Summer Residency at Pine Manor College

Deep Trouble: Building Fictional Conflict from the Inside Out (Craft Lecture)

1:15-3:15pm. President’s Dining Room, Ashby Student Center

Reading with Josh Neufeld and Jedediah Berry

7:30pm. Founder’s Room, Ferry Administration Building

Thursday, June 23, 2016 ~ New York, NY

Authors’ Panel

The 16th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Conference

7-8pm. Lecture Hall L.63, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street

Saturday, June 18, 2016 ~ Jackson Heights, NY

Reading with Emmy Catedral, Lara Stapleton, Gina Apostol, Ninotchka Rosca, Bino Realuyo, Kate Gavino, and Hossannah Asuncion

Filipino American Book Festival and Family Day

11am-5pm. Diversity Plaza, Broadway at 37th Road

May 7-8, 2016 ~ Port Townsend, WA

PT Shorts/Key City Public Theatre: In the Country Dramatic Reading

Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 8 at 5:30pm

Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 ~ Purchase, NY

Debut Authors’ Reading & Conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge

4:30-6pm. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road

Friday, April 15, 2016 ~ New York, NY

Girls Write Now CHAPTERS Reading Series Keynote Address

6-8pm. The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and 5th Avenue)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 ~ Berkeley, CA

Filipina Writers’ Panel with Joi Barrios and Aimee Suzara

6:30pm. 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California at Berkeley

Thursday, January 14, 2016 ~ Brooklyn, NY

Pete’s Reading Series with Sara Nović and Tracy O’Neill

7:30pm. Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg

Monday, December 7, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Running from History: A Reading and Conversation with Vu Tran, moderated by Bino Realuyo

7pm. The Asian American Writers Workshop, 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th floor

Saturday, November 28, 2015 ~ Manila, Philippines

In the Country Talk & Book Signing (event info)

3pm. Powerbooks, 2nd Level Greenbelt 4 Building, Ayala Center, Makati

Friday, November 27, 2015 ~ Manila, Philippines

In the Country Talk & Book Signing with the Asia Society and the Harvard Club of Manila

6pm. The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 ~ Quezon City, Philippines

Reading and Q&A with Miriam, Ateneo, and UP Students

9:30am. Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights


November 20-21, 2015 ~ Davao City, Philippines

LALÁNG (likhâ): 6th Philippine International Literary Festival

Seda Hotel, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada

Friday, November 20

4:20pm The Local Writer as an International Figure

Saturday, November 21

10am Writing in Place. Creating Your Space.

2:40pm Books Beyond Borders (accessing local books abroad)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 ~ San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon

11am. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 ~ Coral Gables, FL

Reading & Conversation with M. Evelina Galang

8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue

Saturday, October 17, 2015 ~ Austin, TX

20th Annual Texas Book Festival 2015

In Search of a New Home(land): A conversation about diaspora and emigration in short stories. With Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, moderated by Laurie Muchnick.

1-2pm. The Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Avenue (Extension Room E2.010)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Dogeaters in the Diaspora: A symposium celebrating 25 years of Jessica Hagedorn’s groundbreaking Filipino-American novel. Panelists/participants: Gina Apostol, Nerissa Balce, Jessica Hagedorn, Allan Isaac, Marlon James, Mia Katigbak, Walter Mosley, Han Ong, Ralph Peña, and Jeffrey Santa Ana.

7-8:30pm. Fordham Law School Bateman Room, 150 West 62nd Street, 2nd floor

Monday, September 21, 2015 ~ Pittsburgh, PA

City of Asylum Salon Reading and Q&A

7-9pm. City of Asylum, 330 Sampsonia Way

Thursday, September 10, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Behind the Book Reading Series with Stephanie Clifford and Julia Pierpont

7-9pm. KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 ~ Toronto, Canada

Reading, Q&A, and Signing (RSVP)

7pm. Type Books, 883 Queen Street West

Thursday, July 23, 2015 ~ Brooklyn, NY

BuzzFeed Live: EXPOSED with Jay Smooth, Guy Branum, Matt Ortile, and Kaye Toal. Performances by Joanna Borns, Tracy Clayton, and Matt Bellassai. Hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald. Music from DJ Reggie Ugwu.

7pm. The Bell House, 149 7th Street. TICKETS: $6 in advance, $10 at door.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 ~ Cambridge, MA

Reading & Conversation with Celeste Ng, co-sponsored by Mass Humanities

7pm. Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ Long Island City, NY

LIC Reading Series with Julia Fierro and Sara Nović

8pm. LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ New York, NY

2nd Annual Women Writing and Intersectionality Conference

12-2pm. Barnard College Altschul Atrium, 3009 Broadway

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Author & Editor: Mia Alvar and Lexy Bloom

7pm. The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)

Sunday, June 21, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Sunday Salon Reading Series and 13th Anniversary Celebration

7pm. Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 ~ New York, NY

Writing Diasporas: Mia Alvar, Boris Fishman, and Sara Nović in Conversation

7pm. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2289 Broadway at West 82nd Street

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 ~ New York, NY

In the Country Book Launch

7-10pm. Solas Bar NYC, 232 East 9th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ~ New York, NY

LADIES FIRST: A Special BEA Event with 20 Women Writers of 2015 (RSVP). Hosted by Jennifer Weiner and Atria Books to celebrate women in publishing and to benefit VIDA

6-8pm. Estrela Penthouse at Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 42nd floor

Friday, May 15, 2015 ~ Brooklyn, NY

One Story Literary Debutante Ball

7-11pm. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue)

Thursday, May 14, 2015 ~ Brooklyn, NY

One Story Literary Debutantes Reading

7:30pm. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland Avenue)