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Saturday, October 19 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA)

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PAWA is a nonprofit arts organization and independent publisher of Filipinx American literature. Poets and writers illuminate the diaspora with works on feminism, resistance, history, mythology, and memory.

Authors
avatar for Rachelle Cruz

Rachelle Cruz

UC Riverside; Orange Coast College
Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of God's Will for Monsters, which won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize (Inlandia, 2017), Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood and co-editor with Melissa Sipin of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine... Read More →
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Tony Robles

Tony Robles, "The People's Poet," was born in San Francisco and is the author of two collections of poetry and short stories, Cool Don't Live Here No More--A letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike. He was a shortlist nominee for poet laureate of San Francisco... Read More →
avatar for Beverly Parayno

Beverly Parayno

Beverly Parayno is from East San Jose. Her fiction, memoir, essays and author interviews have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Bellingham Review, World Literature, The Rumpus, Warscapes and Huizache, among others. Her work has been translated into Mandarin by the Chinese Academy of... Read More →
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Veronica Montes

Veronica Montes was born in San Francisco and came of age in the fog and mist of Daly City. Her short fiction has appeared in many print journals and online spaces. Her collection, Benedicta Takes Wing and Other Stories, was published by Philippine American Literary House in 2018... Read More →
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Barbara Jane Reyes

Author of Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Publishers, 2017), and four previous poetry collections, including Poeta en San Francisco and Diwata. Letters to a Young Brown Girl is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2020.
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Rashaan Alexis Meneses

Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow, Saint Mary's College of California
Rashaan Alexis Meneses is a past resident of The MacDowell Colony and The International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, UK. She has received fellowships from the Jacob K. Javits Program, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and an Ancinas Scholarship for the... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Amado's 998 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA