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Northam supports Freedom (W)rites

Northam Law supports Freedom (W)rites: A Literary Reading Featuring 8 Filipinx-Canadian authors from Metro Vancouver.

The authors will read their works on June 12, 2020 for the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.

Northam Law’s Melissa Briones is one of the featured writers under the pen name  P.Milisande for her book, As Above So Below: Veil Over Atlantis.

You can sign up via Facebook or via EventBrite.

About the Event

(from the EventBrite page)

To commemorate Philippine Independence Day, literary talent from Metro Vancouver’s vibrant Filipinx diasporic community will be taking part in Freedom (W)rites: 8 Filipinx-Canadian Authors.

The authors participating in the reading are: Hari Alluri, Karla Comanda, Nathalie de los Santos, C.E. Gatchalian, Kawika Guillermo, Jade Santos, P. Milisande (aka Melissa Briones) and Vincent Ternida.

The event will be hosted by, Vancouver-based online publication linking Canada’s Filipinx diasporic communities.

June is officially Filipino Heritage Month in Canada.

“Filipinx are the fastest growing ethnic group in Canada, and Vancouver’s Filipinx community is one of the largest in Canada,” says event organizer C.E. Gatchalian, a North Shore resident who is also one of the featured authors. “There’s a wealth of literary talent here, talent that has been recognized nationally and internationally.”

The official bookseller for the event is Massy Books. A number of the featured authors are published, and their books will be available for sale at Massy.

Event partners include: NPC3 (National Pilipino Cultural Centre), Tulayan, and Northam Law Corporation. The group is grateful to have the support of the Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program.


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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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