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The Foley Artist, my first book of stories, is available now on Amazon, IndieBound, and from your local bookstore
Friday, October 4, 6:30 PM
THE FOLEY ARTIST: BOOK LAUNCH AND PINOY PARTY
Ricco Siasoco in conversation with the magnificent and benificent Jessica Hagedorn!
Joined by friends Sarah Gambito & Joseph O. Legaspi
Music by DJ Un-G
Asian American Writers' Workshop
New York, NY
Saturday, October 12, 4:00 PM
THE 5TH FILIPINO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Hot Off the Press Literary Readings
Hosted by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
San Francisco Main Library
San Francisco, CA
Sunday, October 13, 4:00 PM
CLOSING PLENARY: FILIPINO INT'L BOOK FESTIVAL
(We Are) Bulosan's Children: Growing Up in the Aura and Shadow of America is in the Heart, Growing Filipinx Narrative in the 21st Century.
With Eileen Castillo, Ricco Siasoco, Eugene Igloria, Malaka Gharib, Christina Querrer, Jason Bayani
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm
HOMO-CENTRIC READING SERIES
Hosted by Hank Henderson
Come be a part of L.A.'s only ongoing LGBTQ reading series at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park. Stories has been included on several 'Best Bookstores' lists, including the LA Weekly and Time Out. Come early to see the reasons they completely deserved a spot on those lists!
Stories Books & Cafe
1716 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, November 5, 3:30 PM
THE FOLEY ARTIST: READING AT UC RIVERSIDE
Hosted by Dr. Sarita See
University of California
Monday, November 11
BOOK TALK: PHILLIPS ANDOVER ACADEMY
Hosted by English Dept., Gay Straight Alliance, Asia Society, and SEA
Phillips Andover Academy
Tuesday, November 12
A CONVERSATION WITH GRACE TALUSAN, AUTHOR OF THE BODY PAPERS
Hosted by the Asian American Center at Tufts University
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 PM
READING AND CONVERSATION: THE FOLEY ARTIST
Hosted by the Asian American Studies and Creative Writing Programs at Boston College
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Chestnut Hill, MA
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 PM
A CONVERSATION WITH ANGELA GARBES, AUTHOR OF LIKE A MOTHER: A FEMINIST JOURNEY THROUGH THE SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF PREGNANCY
Hosted by The Hugo House
Saturday, December 20
MIDWEST BOOK LAUNCH
Hosted by Third Place Gallery
Join me and poet Bao Phi for a midwest book launch of The Foley Artist! Music by DJ Manila Rice.
Tuesday, January 27, 2020
LOS ANGELES BOOK LAUNCH
8818 Sunset Boulevard
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Join me in conversation with friend and writer Mia Alvar, award-winning author of In the Country, for the Los Angeles launch of The Foley Artist! Opening poetry by Vandana Khanna, author of Train to Agra and Afternoon Masala.
Monday, May 18, 2020, 10:15 am
READING AND WORKSHOP AT BREARLEY SCHOOL
Co-Presented by Brearley Upper School Creative Writing Club, Asian Awareness and Q&A (LGBTQ)
NEW YORK, NY
Upcoming readings in:
- Charlotte, NC
- Washington DC
- New York
Email Ricco at email@example.com for more information.
Wrestlers Fifth Wednesday Screaming Monkeys (Coffee House Press, 2003) Growing Up Filipino (PALH 2003) The Foley Artist Drunken Boat Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (AAWW, 2001) Deaf Mute North American Review
The Foley Artist: Stories
"A collection like a circus of daredevils. . . . A bravura debut." --Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
A compelling debut for fans of the Filipino America brought to life in fiction by Elaine Castillo and Mia Alvar.
At once deliciously bizarre and painfully familiar, The Foley Artist introduces a vital new voice to Asian American literature. Ricco Villanueva Siasoco's powerful debut collection opens new regions of American feeling and thought as it interrogates intimacy, foreignness, and silence in an absurd world.
These nine stories give voice to the intersectional identities of women and men in the Filipino diaspora in America: a straight woman attends her ex-boyfriend's same-sex marriage in coastal Maine; a college-bound teenager encounters his deaf uncle in Manila; Asian American drag queens duke it out in the annual Iowa State Fair; a seventy-nine-year-old foley artist recreates the sounds of life, but is finally unable to save himself.