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MONSOON MANSION: A Conversation On Filipino Literature, Food & Culture

  • Duende @ Torpedo Factory 151 South Union Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)

Join us at The Torpedo Factory on Saturday, June 30, at 3:30 p.m., for a special event featuring Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir, MONSOON MANSION, her family's rags-to-riches story in the Philippines.

Barnes will be in conversation with Genevieve Villamora, co-owner of Bad Saint, to talk about Filipino food, culture & literature. 

Free & open to the public, but an RSVP is required here. **SPACE IS LIMITED & YOU MUST HAVE A NAME ON THE EVENTBRITE RSVP LIST TO ATTEND**

If RSVP tickets are sold out, e-mail to be added to a wait list.

About the author:

Cinelle Barnes is an essayist, memoirist, and educator with a BA in media studies in journalism from Hunter College and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Converse College. Books have been the one constant in her life—through her tumultuous childhood in the Philippines, her years living as an undocumented immigrant in the New York City, her time as a new bride living in the American South, and as she completed her MFA program and began writing about her secrets.  

Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in  Literary Hub, Catapult, Buzzfeed, South 85, TAYO Literary Journal, Skirt!, West Of, Your Life Is A Trip, the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Series, and Hub City Press’s online anthology, Multicultural Spartanburg. Her first book, Monsoon Mansion: A Memoirarrived in May 2018 from Little A/Amazon Publishing.