Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra

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BRAINARD, Cecilia Manguerra

BRAINARD, Cecilia Manguerra. American (born Philippines), b. 1947. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Women's studies and issues. Career: Communications specialist, ranging from documentary scriptwriting to public relations work, 1969-81; freelance writer, 1981-. University of California Extension, Los Angeles, instructor in writing program, 1989-; Philippine American Literary House, partner, 1994-; workshop presenter; public speaker. Publications: Woman with Horns and Other Stories, 1988; The Philippine Woman in America, 1991; Song of Yvonne, 1991, as When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, 1994; Magdalena (novel), 2002; Cecilia's Diary 1962-1969, 2003. EDITOR: Seven Stories from Seven Sisters: A Collection of Philippine Folktales, 1992; Fiction by Filipinos in America, 1993; Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America, 1997; (co) Journey of 100 Years: Reflections on the Centennial of Philippine Independence, 1999; Growing up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults, 2003. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and stories to periodicals. Address: PO Box 5099, Santa Monica, CA 90409, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]; www.ceciliabrainard.com