Growing Up Filipino 3: New Stories for Young Adults (forthcoming 2/23)


Forthcoming - Feb. 2023

GROWING UP FILIPINO 3: NEW STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS collects 25 short stories by Filipino authors in the US and the Philippines about what it means to be young and Filipino. The stories explore the universal themes of coming-of-age, love, angst, family, relationships, and other young adult issues. The stories reveal Filipino and Filipino American culture, mores, history, society, politics, and other nuances. For instance, Filipino respect for their elders, extended families, religious practices, funereal rites, love for folklore are apparent in the stories.

GROWING UP FILIPINO 3: NEW STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS follows two earlier critically acclaimed books — GROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS (2003) and GROWING UP FILIPINO II: MORE STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS(2010), books that have been used by educators and enjoyed by adults and young adults alike.

Contributors: Gina Apostol, Kannika Pena, Jack Wigley, Veronica Montes, Nikki Alfar, Yvette Fernandez, Danton Remoto, Cecilia Bainard, George Deoso, Patricia Go, Migs Bravo Dutt, Ian Casocot, James Fajarito, Sarge Lacuesta. Dom Sy, Eileen Tabios, Marianne Villanueva, Marilyn Alquizola, Brian Roley, Patrick Joseph Caoile, Zak Linmark, Linda Ty-Casper, Renee Macalino Rutledge, Noelle de Jesus, Oscar Penaranda.

BIO of Editor: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author and editor of over 20 books, including the novels: WHEN THE RAINBOW GODDESS WEPT, MAGDALENA, and THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW. She has edited books such as GROWING UP FILIPINO 1 & 2; FICTION BY FILIPINOS IN AMERICA; CONTEMPORARY FICTION BY FILIPINOS IN AMERICA, among many others.

BOOK LAUNCHES/EVENTS — Check back for details and confirm before you attend

January 25, 2023 — Lecture, Readings, Celebration CTU University in Cebu City, Philippines — details to be announced

January 30, 2023 — Lecture, Readings, Celebration Miriam/Maryknoll College, Quezon City, Philippines — details to be announced

February 4, 2023 — 5 p.m. Book Launch at Solidaridad Bookshop in Manila, Philippines — confirmed

February 23, 2023 — Lecture, Readings via Zoom — DLSU, BNSCWC — details to be announced

March 18, 2023 —  Book Launch hosted by CBBC (details to be announced)

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