Book Launch and Panel Discussion

America is not the Heart – Book Discussion and In-conversation Panel on SEAn Creative Creative Writing in the U.K.

A gathering of academics, writers, and publishers for readings, a free-wheeling discussion, and a wine reception.The evening begins with a reading of America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo followed by a book discussion. 

The second hour will feature the author and Invited panelists in conversation on various aspects of the state of Creative Writing in the UK from  or about South East Asia. The evening will also serve as the launching of the CSEAS Creative Writing Space – SULAT – a working network of creative writers in the UK who have an interest in Southeast Asia.


U.K. hardcover edition
US hardcover edition
US paperback edition

Photos from the Event

Candy Gourlay leads a panel session on Filipino food during the book launch
Post reading dinner at Busaba Bloomsbury
Elaine (second from left) with other writers and attendees