Young authors, writers read own works

Community News & Features Jul 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Pluma-groupPLUMA Collective

It was just as the event was promised to be. An intimate night of storytelling as young Filipino-Canadian authors, members of Pluma Collective, read from their works in front of a full-house audience at Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop, Saturday, July 20.

Pluma is a collective of Filipino-Canadian established and emerging writers in the Greater Toronto Area whose work spans genres and generations. Among the readers were Maria Patricia Abuel, Nastasha Alli, Jennilee Austria, Miguel Leandro Gamboa, Yves Lamson, Eric Tigley and Justine Abigail Yu.

The works included a novel of Filipino myths and folklore, personal essays on food, a children’s book on Filipino heritage, a powerful essay questioning why Filipinos leave their beloved homeland, and other topics close to the heart of the Filipino community.

The event was organized by Yu and Alyos Abis of Another Story Bookshop. Book sales that night was brisk as the pleasantly entertained audience chatted with the authors during the book signing that followed.

Books

Eric B. Tigley, author of ‘Round Brown Blues” and “Hoy!”

Eric B. Tigley, author of ‘Round Brown Blues” and “Hoy!”

Justine Abigail Yu, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen

Justine Abigail Yu, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen

Yves Lamson, author of  book, “Bodies of Water”

Yves Lamson, author of book, “Bodies of Water”

Maria Patricia Abuel,  performed her piece  “Bulaklak” from Kabangka

Maria Patricia Abuel,
performed her piece
“Bulaklak” from Kabangka

Nastasha Alli, food writer- contributor to “The New  Filipino Kitchen”

Nastasha Alli, food writer-
contributor to “The New
Filipino Kitchen”

M.L. Gamboa reads his poems

M.L. Gamboa reads his poems

Jennilee Austria, founder of Filipino Talks, reads from her novel

Jennilee Austria, founder of Filipino Talks, reads from her novel (Photo: HG)

Mila Astorga-Garcia  of FC- WJNet with history poster

Mila Astorga-Garcia of FC-
WJNet with history poster (Photo: HG)

Alyos Abis of Another Story Bookshop

Alyos Abis of Another Story Bookshop

Audience

10 Photos: Jennilee Austria