Come join APALA for our annual celebration of the Asian Pacific American Awards for Literature (AAPL) and bring a guest or five! The program includes a dinner buffet, the literature awards presentation, and will feature several of our award-winning authors. Come learn about the new Executive Board, hang out with old and new friends, or chat it up with your favorite author! Following the formal presentation and dinner, the authors will be available for book signing.

Authors who have confirmed attendance as of May 24, 2017 include:

  • Vanessa Hua
  • Barbara Kawakami’s grand-daughters and their family members — Stacey Kawakami Soules and Shelly Kawakami Dannucci
  • Stacey Lee
  • Marina Budhos
  • Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Margaret Dilloway

Details about the banquet:

June 25, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 p.m. CDT

Mars Art Gallery, 1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Registration: required

  • Registration before June 4, 2017:
    • Non-Members – $50.00
  • Registration after June 4, 2017:
  • At the door: $60.00

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