In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
The Culinary and Cultural Delights of the Philippines
Events DetailDate: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:00noon Location: Villa Manila Filipino Restaurant, 500 East 8th Avenue, National City Event Cost: TBA Optional Signed Book: Preorder below to be delivered at event
About The EventsAdventures by the Book is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culinary and Cultural Delights of the Philippines Edventure by the Book featuring San Diego author Marivi Soliven. The country of the Philippines is actually an archipelago that consists of more than 7,000 islands. Its complex history has resulted in a large influx of immigrants to the United States. Filipino Americans now comprise the largest Asian minority group in California. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, California is home to the largest population of Filipino Americans in the U.S., and San Diego has the second-largest county population of Filipino Americans in the entire U.S. How do these two cultures intersect when immigrants arrive in the United States? Join Filipina author Marivi Soliven at an authentic Filipino restaurant to taste some traditional Filipino food, while she discusses one such tale, as fictionalized in her novel, The Mango Bride.
About the Author
Marivi Soliven is a San Diego author who, much like the protagonist in her novel, The Mango Bride, immigrated from the Philippines to California, where she now works as an interpreter.Marivi has written many short stories and essays and has taught creative writing in the Philippines as well as at the University of California San Diego.