In Her Mother's ImageFebruary 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, QLC 412
A presentation on the novel "In Her Mother's Image" by Cecilia Gaerlan. A reception to follow.
Cecilia Gaerlan is a Filipina-American novelist-playwright based from the Bay Area, California. She received an Honorable Mention in the Stage Play Script Category of the Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in 2005 for The Hand of God (about St. Francis of Assisi) and in 2010 for Magnus Laurent (about Lorenzo de Medici). She is a recipient of a Theatre Bay Area CASH Award in 2002 for her play, Brilliance within the Darkness, which is about the blind Spanish composer, Joaquin Rodrigo, who composed the guitar masterpiece Concierto de Aranjuez and other great works.
She is the author of several other plays on a wide variety of topics, including the United Nations (commissioned by City College of San Francisco for the U.N.’s 50th anniversary), child prostitution and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She has recently adapted In Her Mother’s Image for the stage. Excerpts of various performances can be seen at www.ceciliagaerlan.com.
This event is sponsored by the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, Center for Philippine Studies, Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii, and the UHM Women Center.
Filipino & Philippine Literature Program, Mānoa Campus
Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo, 956-6970, email@example.com
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