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!

5 comments:

peachboy said...

Welcome back, bro!

Superha said...

Cool, your old boss Naomi Hirahara will be there! And ANGRY LITTLE ASIAN GIRL creator Lela Lee! Wish we could make it. Take lots of pics for us. :)

angie said...

awwwww, man you guys get the best stuff out in california . . .

next year for APA month, i'm setting something up here in san antonio.

Rachel said...

I would love to go, but we have family stuff going on. Can't wait to hear about the Philippines.

Reyes-Chow said...

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If it fits, I have more and would LOVE to be an official Rice Daddy!