Saturday, February 19, 2011

Filipino Book Festival Call for Reviewers

Please spread the word around.  This is a Call for Reviews - 100-200 words on a Filipino authored book.  Include a thumbnail picture of the cover.  Submit your reviews to 

Filipino Book  or   or   send to my email at

We will highlight the Filipinos'  talent in all genres.  Help us disseminate your published works.  We need YOUR input . 

Authors, please send me your 200 word descriptors. plus thumbnail book cover image  We promise to compile a readers' guide to Filipino authors at the Filipino Book Festival to be held in San Francisco, October 1st and 2nd, 2011.


  1. HI Penelope, what email should people submit to? Please let us know. Thank you!

  2. Hi again Penelope, Here is my less than 10o word descriptor (not sure if I should leave this info here, but I don't see other information on where to send it):

    Diwata by Barbara Jane Reyes

    In her book Diwata, Barbara Jane Reyes frames her poems between the Book of Genesis creation story, and the Tagalog creation myth of the muse, placing her work somewhere culturally in between both traditions. Also setting the tone for her poems is the death and large shadow cast by her grandfather, a World War II veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, who has passed onto her the responsibility of remembering. Reyes’ voice is grounded in her community’s traditions and histories, despite war and geographical dislocation.

  3. HI Barbara:

    I put in my email. Thanks for your input.