WORD Presents KWENTO, a celebration of Filipino-American Romance Authors

05/08/2022 - 1:00pm

WORD celebrates AAPI heritage and love with Maida Malby, Tif Marcelo, Mia Hopkins, Maan Gabriel, and Preslaysa Williams.

Join us for KWENTO: Filipino-American romance authors share stories of love, friendship and family, at Threes Brewing Greenpoint (113 Franklin St)

This is a ticketed, in-person event. Please note that admission to this event requires either a $5 admission voucher. Vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything onsite and in store at WORD on the day of the event only. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Your name, address and phone number will be collected for contact tracing purposes. Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

Due to the recent "Key to NYC" mandates, we will be requiring proof of vaccination to attend this event. Acceptable proof includes:

Excelsior Pass

CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

NYC Vaccination Record

An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S

For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page

About the Authors

Maida Malby

Filipino-American author Maida Malby cooks up foodie, multicultural, and contemporary destination romance stories filled with heat, sizzle, spice, and a whole lotta love. She is a member of select writing groups and romance book clubs. Her To-Be-Read Mountain and book reviews are featured on her blog Carpe Diem Chronicles. Readers can also find her on Lone Star Literary Life via her regular Texas Reads Roundup Romance column. When not writing, reading, or reviewing books, Maida discusses current affairs with her husband, records her son’s Travels and Eats videos, cooks the dishes she features in her stories, procrastibakes at least once a month, and watches golf and food shows on TV.

Tif Marcelo

Tif Marcelo is a veteran US Army nurse and holds a BS in Nursing and a Master’s in public administration. She believes and writes about the strength of families, the endurance of friendship, heartfelt romances, and is inspired daily by her own military hero husband and four children. She hosts The Stories to Love Podcast, and is the USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far Away, Once Upon a Sunset, The Key to Happily Ever After, which was a Target Diverse Book Club pick, The Holiday Switch, and the Heart Resort and Journey to the Heart series. She and her books have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, Shondaland, Real Simple, The Asian Journal and more! Her website, which includes a link to her newsletter, is www.TifMarcelo.com.

Mia Hopkins

Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. Her books have been featured by many publications including The Washington PostUSA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Her award-winning Eastside Brewery series has been described by The Seattle Review of Books as an “absolute masterpiece of contemporary romance. Visionary.” She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Maan Gabriel

Maan Gabriel is a mom, wife, dreamer, writer, and advocate for women’s stories in literature. She earned her BA in communications from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila and MPS in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University. She has lived in Manila, Brussels, Dakar, and Mexico City. During the day, she works in strategic communications. Gabriel, along with her husband and son, currently calls suburban Washington DC home. After Perfect is her first novel.

Preslaysa Williams

Preslaysa Williams is an award-winning author who writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction with an Afro-Filipina twist. Proud of her heritage, she loves sharing her culture with her readers. A graduate of Columbia University, Preslaysa is a professional actress, a planner nerd, an avid bookworm, and a busy mom who wears mismatched socks. Visit her online at www.preslaysa.com.

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store.