Join Katipunan of Maryland’s own Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers and Eliza Romero (Aesthetic Distance) for their book conversation about Filipino American author Elaine Castillo’s debut novel, America Is Not The Heart. We will discuss themes such as identity, immigration, culture, and language.
Katipunan is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! To celebrate our role as a catalyst for bringing together Filipino Americans in Maryland, and sharing our rich culture to the general public, we received a $10,000 grant from the Maryland Humanities.
The project, “Locating Filipino Americans in Maryland: Our Immigrant Journeys”, documents our multifaceted experiences as a people who left our ancestral homeland to settle here in the United States. Book conversations, personal interviews, a storytelling forum, an art exhibit, author Elaine Castillo’s visit, and a book launch are activities that will take place this year.
We would like to encourage you, your family, and friends to participate in these exciting events. Everyone is welcome!
The first events under the grant are book conversations on:
February 28th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Book (America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo)
Cockeysville Public Library
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Note: The Baltimore County Library has copies of this book in most of its branches.
March 19th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Book (America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan)
Towson Public Library
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
For more information, please email Dr. Mary Anne Akers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eliza Romero (email@example.com).
The link to the grant announcement is: