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

Thursday, September 9, 2021

SUMMARY: EVENTS

ONGOING EVENT:

Hay(na)ku Exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library
By the Filipino American Center, Third Floor
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
This is a reprise of the Hay(na)ku Exhibit Celebrating its 15th Year Anniversary; More information HERE.


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FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

All-Pinay Reading for Filipina/o/x-American History Month
Catalina Cariaga, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Eileen Tabios
Oct. 1, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
Kerouac's Alley, North Beach, San Francisco
Sponsors: Kerouac's Alley, Vesuvio and City Lights Books



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Revolutionary Poets of Napa County
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
2-4 p.m.
A Talk, Conversation & Workshop at Yountville Library
6516 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599


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VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH: LARA STAPLETON'S THE RUIN OF EVERYTHING
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
5 - 8 p.m., PST
A book launch with the author, Lara Stapleton



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COVERAGE OF PRIOR EVENTS available HERE!

TO MARK A MOMENT IN HISTORY, EVENTS CANCELLED BY COVID-19 HERE.


Eileen Tabios @ Tenderloin Museum (Kelsey Street Press Reading)
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

COVERAGE OF PRIOR EVENTS

AT PRIOR PUBLIC APPEARANCES



Virtual Events:

FEATURED EVENT:
Conversation/Launch of DOVELION: A Fairy Tale for Our Times
YOUTUBE video is available HERE
April 3, 2010
10 a.m. PST (California) Time; 1 p.m. New York Time; 7 p.m. Paris & Budapest Time
Conversation Between Eileen R. Tabios and Reine Arcache Melvin, before opening up Conversation to Zoom participants
Sponsor/Host: AC Books

Reine Arcache Melvin had helped edit DOVELION, Eileen R. Tabios' first novel, as well as provided the following advance words:

Erotically charged and intellectual, entertaining, always surprising, this virtuoso novel seduces with its layers, its characters, and its wide-ranging reflections on art, poetry, history, politics, and desire. The story circles around Elena, orphaned as a child in (the fictional country of) Pacifica and sent to live in the United States, where, as a young woman, she repeatedly seeks out a stranger for domination/submission encounters. What secrets about her country and herself is she trying to uncover, and how are they linked to Ernst, her nonbinary lover? How does her story — and that of her father, her mother, her daughter and grandsons — reflect and change the history of her homeland? The novel is structured like indigenous myth, where past, present and future do not exist, and where everything is present at once and connected to each other: fairy tales, the struggle against a dictator, poetics, colonialism, motherhood, gender identity, sexual passion, romantic love, and even a recipe for adobo. Eileen R. Tabios uses her pen like Elena uses her whip, provoking tenderness through intense sensation as well as illumination through sensuality and a passionate, hungry mind. 


Reine Arcache Melvin, born and raised in Manila, is a Filipina-American writer and the author of A Normal Life and Other Stories and The Betrayed (Ateneo de Manila University Press). The Betrayed won both the National Book Award and the Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel. A Normal Life won the National Book Award for fiction, and was translated into French and published as Une Vie Normale (Esprit des Peninsules, Paris). She has an MFA in Writing and Literature from Warren Wilson. She received first prize in the Philippine Graphic Literary Awards and a Standard Chartered Bank fellowship to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, and has been a participant and panelist at the Ubud Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf, the AWP Conference in the U.S., the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), and other literary events and festivals. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary reviews and anthologies in the United States, France and the Philippines. She has worked as a journalist, translator and editor for various international publications, including the International Herald Tribune; co-edited literary reviews in New York and Paris; and edited an anthology of contemporary Philippine poetry. She lives in Paris.



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DOVELION LAUNCH & LECTURE, Sonoma, CA
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m.
Virtual viz Zoom
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KULECTERATURA Presentation and Discussion
July 8, 2021, Thursday, 6 pm PST




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JOI TO THE RED: A POETRY FIESTA
Presented by Ma-Yi Studios
Saturday, June 26, 2021
5-6 P.M. PDT

We would like to invite you to Joi Barrios's Zoom birthday and literary celebration! 
The theme is "(Just say) no to red-tagging and red-shaming; (But) yes to red roses, red wine, and red lipstick!”.
We hope you can join us in celebrating red as the color of courage and love. 
Together, we would also like to express our solidarity with writers, artists, and activists who are fighting for URGENT and long-lasting change in the Philippines. 
Participating writers and artists include Fidelito Cortes, Eugene Gloria, Luisa Igloria, Karen Llagas, Sabina Murray, Ralph Peña, Marivi Soliven, Eileen Tabios.
With musical performances by Chat & Pendong Aban of Grupong Pendong and former Patatag members Bessie Lawton, Telly Encarnacion & Linus Sto. Tomas.
Hosted by R. Zamora Linmark & Ferdie Lopez 
Directed by Francis Tanglao Aguas
Sponsored by Ma-Yi Studios & Aguas Arts Ink.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/redjois to receive the Zoom link!






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Summer of Emergence: New and  Recent Marsh Hawk Press Books
Readings by Jon Curley, Maya & Thomas Fink, and Eileen R. Tabios
Friday May 28 4, 2021 4 p.m. Pacific Time





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Unlikely Books Reading
Launching Joel Chace's new book fata Morgana, with Norman Fischer, Eileen R. Tabios and Olive Tierney
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Host: Unlikely Books




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KAPWA: Filipino Writers on History, Legacy and Building Community
Daly City Public Library Reading
Readings by Kirby Araullo, Vince Gotera, Leny Mendoza Strobel and Eileen R. Tabios
Host: Aileen Cassinetto
Wednesday May 19, 2021, 5 p.m. Pacific Time

I also read a brief excerpt from DOVELION!

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Brooklyn Rail's 288th New Social Environment
Josiah McElheny in conversation with Charlotte Kent
Closed by a poetry reading by Eileen Tabios
YOUTUBE Video is available HERE.
Monday, May 3, 2021, 10 a.m. Pacific Time















 
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TINFISH JOURNAL LAUNCH
viz Facebook Live
January 3, 2020 
10 a.m. - noon, Pacific/Honolulu time
First TinFish journal under new leadership of Jaimie Gusman Nagle



(TinFish Editor Jaimie Nagle)

(My dog Nova's first poetry reading)

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DANCING WITH UNCERTAINTY: How Can Trickster Energies Renew Humanity and Earth
Sponsor: The Society of Indigenous and Ancestral Wisdom and Healing
Virtual Conference, Nov. 22, 2020
Presenting with Leny Strobel, Lizae Reyes, Mila Anguluan and Matt Manalo on "Indigenous Futurism"





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WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WEBINAR
August 1, 2020





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CELESTIAL JOURNEYS
with Dr. Jeannie Celestial: "Courage in Adversity"
July 26, 2020


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"The Dictator's Aftermath: A Conversation"
which will also launch Eileen R. Tabios' new book of short stories, 
PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora
5 p.m. Pacific on Saturday, July 18, 2020 
(July 19, Sunday, 8 a.m. Philippine time)


ZOOM PARTICIPANTS:
PAGPAG Author: Eileen R. Tabios
Moderator: Joi Barrios
Panelists: Fr. Bert Alejo, Nerissa Balce, Red Constantino, S. Lily Mendoza
Co-Hosts: Aileen Cassinetto, Michelle Bautista

Link information for PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora –

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Non-Virtual Events:
The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series (University of Oklahoma)
Norman, Oklahoma
April 10, 2019

HAY(NA)KU 15-Year Anniversary Celebration @ San Francisco Public Library 
"19-Poem Hay(na)ku Exhibition" at Filipino American Center, San Francisco Public Library
Aug. 25-Dec. 6, 2018

HAY(NA)KU Exhibit @ Saint Helena Public Library
Saint Helena, CA
December 2018

Hay(na)ku Poetry Reading and Celebration with a Dance Performance, Drinks, Snacks, and a Birthday Cake! At San Francisco Main Public Library
September 8, 2018

May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

Lecture & Workshop at Sonoma State University
April 9, 2018

Filipinx Poets Reading Sponsored by PAWA and The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco
San Francisco, March 28, 2018


Two MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION Poetry Workshops
Berkeley High School, March 8, 2017

Words@Manoa, University of Hawai'i, Oct. 19, 2017

San Francisco, Oct. 14, 2017

San Francisco Public Library, Oct. 7, 2017

Leny's Casa, Santa Rosa, Sept. 17, 2017

May14, 2017

April 20-23, 2017

April 19, 2007

April 14, 2017

April 5, 2017

Jan. 29, 2017

Oct. 29, 2016

Oct. 22, 2016

Sept. 17, 2016

May 5, 2016

April 27, 2016
April 16, 2017

Dec.11, 2015

Nov. 15, 2015


Oct. 19, 2015

October 2015

Oct. 13, 2015

Oct. 2-4, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

May 17, 2015

April 2015

April 19, 2015

Nov. 9, 2014

November 2014

Sept. 27, 2014

May 31, 2014


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Saturday, January 2, 2021

EVENTS CANCELLED BY CORONA VIRUS

LOBA READING SERIES @ UKIAH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2020
Ukiah Public Library
Ukiah, CA



FIL-AM ART EXHIBIT
Curated by Eileen R. Tabios
     for October as Filipino-American History Month
Saint Helena Public Library
Saint Helena, California



HAY(NA)KU KIDS' WORKSHOP AND READING
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.



MARSH HAWK PRESS BOOK LAUNCH
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