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An Evening with Mia Manansala

2024-04-30 18:30:00 2024-04-30 19:30:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Mia Manansala Award-winning author Mia Manansala uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and pop culture. She'll discuss writing inspiration and advice for aspiring authors. Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo, ASD Santori Zoom Room

Tuesday, April 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-30 18:30:00 2024-04-30 19:30:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Mia Manansala Award-winning author Mia Manansala uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and pop culture. She'll discuss writing inspiration and advice for aspiring authors. Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo, ASD Santori Zoom Room

Santori Library

N125/N126 Combo, ASD Santori Zoom Room

Award-winning author Mia Manansala uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and pop culture. She'll discuss writing inspiration and advice for aspiring authors.

Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah; listen to pronunciation here) (she/her) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.

She is the winner of the 2022 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, 2022 Macavity Award for Best First Novel, 2022 RUSA Reading List for Mystery, 2021 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck - Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy Scholarship. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery/Thriller and the 2021 CHIRBy Award for Fiction by the Chicago Review of Books. She's also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2020 mentor.

A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrastibaking, playing RPGs and otome games, reading cozy mysteries and diverse romance, and cuddling her dogs Gumiho and Max Power.

Author of Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mysteries series 

Check out her website here

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