Updated: Nov 3, 2021
The Filam Authors Night was held last October 29, at the Phililppine Expressions Bookshop, in San Pedro CA. The event, graced by the new Philippine Consul General in LA, Hon. Edgar B. Badajos, finally pushed through after being postponed due to the pandemic.
The other speaker for the evening was Dr. Rachel Salazar Parrenas, professor at the University of Southern California. She was the recipient of the "2021 Author of the Year Award" from the Philippine Expressions Bookshop. She also launched her book during the occasion.
I, and other Filipino-American authors present in the occasion got an opportunity to talk about our books. I also got to meet fellow writers during the occasion. It was an amazing night as I was able to exchange notes with other authors and feel energized and inspired as a result.
Another photo with the Consul General, Hon. Edgar B. Badajos holding a copy of the book "Tide Pool Adventure", a nature-book children's book from filam-ecograndma.com receiving positive reviews from readers.
“Ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay higit pa sa hayop at malansang isda . He who knows not to love his own language , is worse than beasts and putrid fish." - Gat Jose Rizal (Philippine National Hero)