I am included in this new anthology featuring over 30 Filipino-Canadian writers, published by Cormorant Books. I have a little 3 page snippet about my first experience with winter in Montreal.
I was asked by the Amnesty Book Club, which has 8,000 members around the world, to write a review on “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline, winner of many international awards. Here is the link to that pdf .
I have made some drawings for a terrific podcast by Jim Agapito, about his experiences growing up as a second-generation Filipino in Winnipeg, Canada. Here is the link to a write-up about me on the CBC which also has links to Jim’s excellent podcast series.
Here are some of those drawings
alongside Seth, Meags Fitzgerald and Johnnie Christmas, moderated by Michael Redhill
Very nice article by Jennifer Lee of The Examiner:
The April 15 interview with Gina Apostol, author of “Insurrecto”, went well. Our venue was the Toronto Public Library and I was kindly invited by the library, flown in and put up for the night at the Manulife center.
Pablo Picasso said “Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth”. “Insurrecto” is a brilliant piece of metaphysical fiction that reminded me of how I felt when I read “The Garden of Forking Paths” by Borges and “Slaughterhouse 5” by Vonnegut. In other words, I felt stimulated, bewildered, disturbed, elated and alive, all at the same time. It is a book about powerful ideas which at first seem new, but upon further introspection, are actually deep in our psyche if we only have the curiosity to allow them to come out.
Gina Apostol was gracious, thoughtful, generous and funny – just like her book. She is a Filipino-American writer now living in New York and has previously won the Philippine National Book award twice. “Insurrecto” is about event that take place in Samar in 1901 during the Philippine-American War as well as Manila in the present. It is a worthy read and I’m so glad I read the book and met its creator.
I’ll be in beautiful Quebec City for 5 days (April 3-7) as part of Imagination 2019, a writer’s festival hosted by the Morrin Center. a nationally recognized heritage site and leading English-language cultural centre, located in the heart of Quebec City’s historic Old City.
Established in 2004, The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books, graphic novels and webcomics. The awards are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman.
I’ve been nominated in the category Cartoonist / Auteur
I’m on this list on the CBC!
March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, CBC Books is highlighting 18 women writers in Canada you should read in 2018.