2021-02-17 – WEDNESDAY – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – How my Filipino Identity affects me professionally? Virtual Event, panel speaker
2020-10-28 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – My Journey. Virtual Event, panel speaker
2019-10-26 – NORTH AMERICAN FILIPINX AUTHORS REIMAGINE PHILIPPINE MYTHS with fellow authors Erin Entrada Kelly, Barbara Jane Reyes, Renee Rutledge and Yves Lamson. ASIAN CULTURAL CENTER, OAKLAND CA
2019-10-10 – MARY F. STEPHENS LIBRARY, CITY OF DAVIS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION with fellow author R. Zamora Linmark
2019-08-31 – PHILIPPINE EXPRESSIONS BOOKSHOP “BOOK TALK”, LOS ANGELES CA, 3 PM
2019-08-10 – EASTWIND BOOKS AUTHOR “MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE”, 3 PM, BERKELEY CA with fellow author Yves Lamson
2019-05-12 – EASTWIND BOOKS, BERKELEY CA, 3-4 PM
2019-05-04 – BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL, BERKELEY CA
2019-04-24 – MOCKINGBIRD BOOKS, TRACY CA, 6 PM
2019-04-13 – LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, USC Campus
2019-03-31 – SUNDAY – ARKIPELAGO BOOKS, San Francisco CA – 12-3 PM
2019-03-02 – TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, University of Arizona Campus
I enjoy sharing my experiences with organizations of all kinds!
For Filipino and Asian Pacific American organizations, I speak on Southeast Asian History, Philippines History and how history shapes our mindset in the Filipino diaspora. I also touch on being a 2nd generation Fil-Am father of three kids and husband to a 2nd gen Fil-Am woman.
As a 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for service to the Asian Pacific American community at The University of Michigan, I have a special place for Filipino and APA student groups at high schools and universities!
For writing organizations, I speak on craft and challenges of writing, specifically when a writer has many other responsibilities in life.
For bookstores and libraries, I speak specifically on the characters and plot in my novel Enlightenment, The Bathala Series, the Young Adult market and my journey as writer.
For professional organizations, I speak on my personal journey and how I stay focused and motivated in our fast-paced world.
I request the host to cover travel, lodging and meals and provide an honorarium fee. I’ll do all I can to work within your organizational budget.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my availability.