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Watch Candy at Hay 2023
I was a guest on the Peters Blog
Pre-Order Wild Song
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Come to My Online Launch!
7 to 8pm. 3 March. David Fickling Books & Just Imagine invite you to an evening Candy Gourlay to celebrate the publication of Wild Song. Candy will be in conversation with Nikki Gamble
SCBWI Mass Book Launch 2022
Gina Apostol Keynote at Filbookfest22
Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OyNiNVJWdsQ I was in San Francisco for novelist Gina Apostol's keynote at the Sixth Filipino American International Book Festival on 15 October 2022 in San Francisco. Gina's epic speech had people leaping to their feet. If you are of Filipino heritage, if you are an ally to Filipinos, if you wonder why Filipinos would make another Marcos president, if you despise our historical amnesia, if you need to know that change is possible, Gina offers a lens through which to understand a history of revolution, despair and forgetting. There is hope in destruction, she said, because we can build anew. She ends the speech with words that make the hairs rise on my arms: MAKIBAKA. HUWAG MATAKOT. Join our fight. Don't be afraid. This was what young people protesting against the first Marcos despot chanted in the streets. Several times, Gina mentions the performance that preceded her speech, songs from Larry the Musical https://www.larrythemusical.com about the Filipino American activist Larry Itliong
Martial Law at 50
Martial Law @ 50: To Remember is to Resist Tuesday, september 20, 7pm ET, YouTube Premiere – Streaming at midnight GMT tonight. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents readings and performances curated by 2022 Open City Fellow Vina Orden comemorating 50 Years of Martial Law, alongside writers, journalists, poets, artists, singer songwriters, and activists who contributed to this program and whose work continues to illuminate and make the truth irresistible: Nerissa Balce, Cinelle Barnes, Joi Barrios, John Bengan, Merlinda Bobis, Elaine Castillo, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Jill Damatac, Luis H. Francia, Eric Gamalinda, Candy Gourlay, Jessica Hagedorn, Luisa A. Igloria, Bonifacio “Boni” P. Ilagan, Karen Llagas, Victor Manibo, Potri Ranka Manis, Carla Montemayor, Augustin “Don” Pagusara, Nonilon Queano, Bino A. Realuyo, Jun Cruz Reyes (translated and read by John Bengan), Albert Samaha, and Alfred “Krip” A. Yuson.