Friday, May 11, 2007
1st Annual APA Book Festival Focuses on Family - Tomorrow!
Soulsnax's last post asked how we're observing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month [hat-tip to Angry Asian Man for the informational link]. Well, if you're in Southern California, there's an awesome new event happening tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA's Little Tokyo: the inaugural Asian Pacific American Book Festival.
Jetlag permitting [yes, we just got back from our big trip to the Philippines, and I'm gonna write about it soon, I promise—with pix!], I'm driving down to go—just check out the line-up of panel topics and participants and book signings and you'll see why.
The theme of this first-ever event, sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, is family, in all its permutations and meanings [and includes children's events and children's book authors]. For readers and writers at the intersection of race, culture, family, and parenthood, this is definitely looking like an event not to be missed. Maybe I'll see you there!