Festival of AAPI Books (FAB) Long Beach 2023

13may10:00 am4:00 pmFestival of AAPI Books (FAB) Long Beach 2023Billie Jean King Main Library

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FAB (Festival of AAPI Books) Long Beach returns to the Billie Jean King Main Library on Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 4pm!

Join us for the return of FAB (Festival of AAPI Books) Long Beach, featuring children’s, young adult, and adult authors, vendors, performers, and more, from across the Asian diaspora.

FAB LONG BEACH (co-sponsored by Long Beach Public Library and Bel Canto Books)

Saturday, 05/13/23 from 10AM to 4PM

Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802)

Free to attend; RSVP encouraged.

FEATURED AUTHORS

Julie Abe • Tracy Badua • Melissa Chadburn• Cathy Linh Che • Sheila Darcey• Arthur Kayzakian • Jessica Kim • Naz Kutub• Kien Lam • Minh Lê • Jayci Lee • Stacey Lee • James Fujinami Moore • Doua Moua• Alan Nakagawa • Diana Khoi Nguyen • Suzanne Park • Shiho Pate • Angela Peñaredondo • Christian Perfas• LeUyen Pham • Rod Pulido • Michelle Quach• Albert Samaha • Sehba Sarwar • Kiri Schwiethale • Benson Shum • Belinda Huijuan Tang • Julie Tieu • Jane Wong • Nancy Lynée Woo • Kyle Lucia Wu • Jeff Yang • Paula Yoo • Phil Yu

FAB 2023 OPEN MIC

If you’re an AAPI poet or prose writer and want to read your work during our public reading hours, sign up on our Google form link. Your piece must cap @ 3 minutes long. Looking forward to hearing your works!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

10:00AM – 10:30AM

OPENING OF FESTIVAL & PERFORMANCE

10:30AM – 11:30AM

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS:

  • Benson Shum, ANZU THE GREAT LISTENER
  • Cathy Linh Che & Kyle Lucia Wu, AN ASIAN AMERICAN A TO Z

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE AUTHORS:

Your Story Matters: A Writing Workshop for Teens, presented by debut novelist Naz Kutub, author of THE LOOPHOLE.

ADULT AUTHORS (POETRY PANEL):

  • Diana Khoi Nguyen, GHOST OF
  • Kien Lam, EXTINCTION THEORY: POEMS
  • James Fujinami Moore, INDECENT HOURS
  • Nancy Lyne Woo, I’D RATHER BE LIGHTING

POETRY/FICTION READING ROOM:

  • Jayci Lee, BOOKED ON A FEELING
  • Christian Perfas, PLAY: A RECLAMATION OF SOUL

11:30AM – 12:30PM

MORNING AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING & PERFORMANCE

12:30PM – 1:30PM

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS:

  • LeUyen Pham, PARTY HEARTY KITTY-CORN
  • Minh Lê, DRAWN TOGETHER

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE AUTHORS (MIDDLE GRADE PANEL):

  • Julie Abe, EVA EVERGREEN & THE SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH
  • Jessica Kim, STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG!
  • Tracy Badua, THE TAKEOUT
  • Stacey Lee, RICK RIORDAN PRESENTS: WINSTON CHU VS. THE WHIMSIES

ADULT AUTHORS (NONFICTION PANEL):

  • Albert Samaha, CONCEPCION: CONQUEST, COLONIALISM, AND AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY’S FATE
  • Sheila Darcey, SKETCH BY SKETCH: A CREATIVE PATH TO EMOTIONAL HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION
  • Alan Nakagawa, A.I.R. HEAD: ANATOMY OF AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
  • Jane Wong, MEET ME TONIGHT IN ATLANTIC CITY

POETRY/FICTION READING ROOM:

  • Angela Pearedondo, nature felt but never apprehended
  • Belinda Huijuan Tang, A MAP FOR THE MISSING

1:30PM – 2:30PM

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS:

  • Doua Moua, TODAY IS DIFFERENT
  • Kiri Schwiethale, ABCS OF CAMBODIA
  • Shiho Pate, RAMEN FOR EVERYONE

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE AUTHORS (YOUNG ADULT PANEL):

  • Rod Pulido, CHASING PACQUIAO
  • Paula Yoo, FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: THE KILLING OF VINCENT CHIN AND THE TRIAL THAT GALVANIZED THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT
  • Jeff Yang & Phil Yu, RISE: A POP HISTORY OF ASIAN AMERICA

ADULT AUTHORS (FICTION PANEL):

  • Suzanne Park, THE DO-OVER
  • Michelle Quach, NOT HERE TO BE LIKED
  • Julie Tieu, CIRCLING BACK TO YOU
  • Melissa Chadburn, A TINY UPWARD SHOVE

POETRY/FICTION READING ROOM:

  • Sehba Sarwar, BLACK WINGS
  • Arthur Kayzakian, THE BOOK OF REDACTED PAINTINGS

2:30PM – 3:30PM

AFTERNOON AUTHORS BOOK SIGNING & PERFORMANCE

3:30PM -4:00PM

THANK YOU AND CLOSING OF FESTIVAL

POPUP VENDORS / TABLERS

Plus BOOK SIGNINGS, AUTHOR PANELS, PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, KIDS’ KRAFT KORNER, and MORE!

RSVP encouraged – free to attend. Parking is free starting at 9AM in the Civic Center Parking Structure located at 332 W. Broadway (next door to the library).

For parking and more info, visit our festival website here.

FAB (Festival of AAPI Books) Long Beach returns to the Billie Jean King Main Library on Saturday 5/13/23 from 10am to 4pm, featuring authors, artists, vendors, and performers from across the Asian diaspora!

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Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Billie Jean King Main Library

200 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

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