1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books (FAB LB)
Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books! Meet local AAPI adult, teen, and children’s authors as they share their work through a series of readings and panel discussions. Join us for author talks and signings, kids’ activities, and cultural performances!
Admission is free, but registration is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fab-lb-festival-of-aapi-books-tickets-324302697097
Copies of featured books available at the Bel Canto Books pop-up shop. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Long Beach’s own Romeo Chocolates and Gemmae Bakeshop!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
1PM – Welcome & Filipino cultural performance by Club Kaibigan Whitney HS
1:15PM – Adult Author Panel – AAPI Visibility: Tori Eldridge, traci kato-kiriyama, Anthony Christian Ocampo, Christine Su, Alix Pham (moderator)
Children’s Picture Book Author Readings: Steve Nguyen, Livia Blackburne, Karen Yin
2PM – Author Signing
2:30PM – Adult and Young Adult Author Panel – Heroines & Heroes: Elle Cruz, Jennifer J. Chow, Stephan Lee, Emery Lee, Naomi Hirahara (moderator)
Children’s Early Reader/Middle Grade Author Readings: Maggie P. Chang, Tracy Badua
3:15PM – Author Signing
3:45PM – Closing & Japanese Taiko drum performance by Ryujin Taiko