Formal launching of the novel in Tipton, California
Hosted by Portuguese Heritage Publications and the Tipton S.P.D.E.S.
Event photos by Tony Goulart


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Álamo Oliveira addresses the audience at the S.P.D.E.S. Hall on 2 April 2006 during the final session of the 30th annual Luso-American Education Foundation [LAEF] conference.


Deolinda Adão (Coordinator, Portuguese Studies Program, University of California-Berkeley) filled in for translator Katharine Baker, reading excerpts from the novel with translator Diniz Borges.




The audience in the Tipton S.P.D.E.S. hall listens attentively to readings from the new English translation of Álamo Oliveira's novel I No Longer Like Chocolates.


Álamo Oliveira and poet Vasco Pereira da Costa, Director of Culture for the Azores government, 2001-8. See photo album, articles references and web/video links re Azorean cultural tourism.



Bernadine Goularte of Portuguese Heritage Publications coordinates the signing table, while Álamo Oliveira autographs copies of the book.

Author Álamo Oliveira signs copies of his newly-released I No Longer Like Chocolates for fans.


The Tipton S.P.D.E.S. Hall, site of the formal launch reception and authentic Azorean sopas luncheon honoring the publication of Álamo Oliveira's I No Longer Like Chocolates. Álamo set many of the novel's California scenes in or around Tipton. Photos by Anthony L.X. Bettencourt, from Holy Ghost Festas: A Historic Perspective of the Portuguese in California (Portuguese Heritage Publications, 2002).


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