Poet, Writer, Artist, Editor, Critic, Publisher, Mom

Friday, March 13, 2020


Daly City Public Library / John Daly Branch
134 Hillside Blvd., Daly City, CA
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6 p.m.

Introducing the Poetry of “Hay(na)ku”!
Reading and Informal Poetry Workshop introducing the poetry form “hay(na)ku” invented by Eileen R. Tabios. She will be joined by accomplished hay(na)ku poetry writers Aileen Cassinetto, Melinda Luisa de Jesus and Melinda’s children, Malaya (age 8) and Stinson (age 13). Attendees will be shown how to write hay(na)ku, poets will present readings. Hay(na)ku books also will be available for sale.

Glimpses of a Challenging History Featuring Leny M. Strobel and Eileen R. Tabios
4-6 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020
1717 Yulupa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Leny M. Strobel and Eileen R. Tabios present new books on healing historical trauma through the powers of poetry, storytelling, music and dance. In GLIMPSES, Strobel provides a poetic memoir that reveal how personal experiences cannot be separate from globalization, colonization and other oppressive experiences of hierarchy.  In PAGPAG, Tabios presents short stories about children who left their homeland with parents who opposed Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship. Both reveal how words can create new worlds by surfacing new contexts that are more aligned with justice because, indeed, the personal is political and the political is personal. When we speak and write of justice, we are also invoking beauty. Beauty heals. Poetry heals. Stories heal. Guest artists also will provide song, dance and poetry.

10 River Terrace, NYC 10282
Friday, May 22, 2020
6 p.m.

BOOK LAUNCH for PAGPAG: The Dictator's Aftermath in the Diaspora
4-6 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020
Sponsored by Filipinx Artists of Houston and Alief Art House and FANHS-Texas
with guest poet Joi Barrios-Leblanc
Alief Art House
Alief Spark Park & Nature Center
8455-8479 Dairy View Ln
Houston, TX 77072                               BOOK LINK

Filipino-Pilipinz Art Exhibition in Honor of Filipino-American History Month
October, 2020
Saint Helena Public Library
Saint Helena, CA