Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the San Francisco Public Library, along with the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco and other community partners, celebrated the Third Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest) on October 2-4, 2015 at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. This year’s festival theme, "Bukás na Bukas: An Open Tomorrow, Pin@y Literature in the 21st
Century," focused on where we are as a community of writers and artists and our direction for the future.
The Friday event featured Nicanor Tiongson and his film The Women of Malolos
followed by the Opening Gala event in the evening. The panels and presentations took place on Saturday and Sunday. In Hot of the Press,
authors read from their newest books. Various anthologies were presented. Panels and discussions covered themes dealing with history, politics, literature, cuisine. In collaboration with The Hinabi Project
, a special panel took place at the Asian Art Museum featuring prominent experts on Filipino textiles. As in the past festivals, visitors had an opportunity to browse and purchase books from specialty booksellers.
For more details click on FilBookFest 2015