Lara Stapleton at SFPL

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The Ruin of Everything by Lara Stapleton is a San Francisco Public Library Filipino American History Month recommended title! Click here for SFPL’s full list of titles.

HOT OFF THE PRESS hosted by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library and the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., will be streamed live on Saturday, October 9 at 5pm Pacific, via YouTube. Register here to join the webinar.

The Hot Off the Press (HOTP) Literary Reading, a program which is part of the Filipino American International Book Festival. Hosted and Moderated by author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Hot Off the Press Literary Readings have been showcasing Filipino and FilAm authors and their new books since 2011.

This year’s HOTP Literary Reading includes nine Filipino and Filipino American authors: Gina Apostol, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, George Gonzaga Deoso, Caroline Sy Hau, Mae Respicio, Randy Ribay, Brian Ascalon Roley, Ricco Siasoco and Lara Stapleton.