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

Thursday, May 19, 2022

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:

EXHIBITION OF JENIFER WOFFORD's "MACARTHUR NURSES" PROJECT
curated by Eileen Tabios
Saint Helena Public Library
June 2022
More Details to come

LOBA POETRY SERIES READING
Ukiah, CA
7 p.m. PST
October 27, 2022
Virtual Reading; details to come


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COVERAGE OF PRIOR EVENTS available as of 2022 HERE; for 2021 HEREand for Pre-2021 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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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

COVERAGE OF PRIOR EVENTS (as of 2022)

Sacramento Poetry Center Reading

Viz Zoom

Monday, May 16, 2022


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AAWW AT 30: THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

30th-Year Anniversary reading for the Asian American Writers Workshop
ONLINE VIDEO SOON TO BE AVAILABLE

Sat., April 30, 2022

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

47-49 East 65th St.

New York, NY 10065






Wednesday, December 8, 2021

COVERAGE OF PRIOR EVENTS (2021)

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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LUNCHEON PRESENTATION, ROTARY CLUB
December 8, 2021
Public Launch of the "Flooid" Poetry Form



Napa Rotary Club President Jim Lyon and Napa Valley Poet Laureate Marianne Lyon






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AAWW AT 30: IN THE HEART
Friday, Nov. 29, 2021
7 p.m. ET
Video Available HERE.

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop was founded in 1991 by four friends, who shared a passion and energy for uplifting the work of Asian American writers. Publishing literature from the Asian diaspora has been at the heart of the Workshop’s mission since the organization’s founding, and as we celebrate thirty years of the AAWW, we are taking the time to look back to where it all started, convening talented editors and writers to discuss the Workshop’s long history of publishing Asian American writers.

We’ll be joined by Marina Budhos, who will share reflections on working with Meena Alexander; Curtis Chin and Barbara Tran, who will speak to the founding of the Workshop, and the very first issues of the Asian Pacific American JournalMonique Truong, Rajini Srikanth, Sunaina Maira, and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, who will discuss the anthologies published by the Workshop, and their experience bringing those anthologies to life; Lisa Ko, Tina Chang, and Andrea Louie, who will discuss the transitional period between print publications, our newsletter, and magazine; Eileen Tabios, who will discuss the Workshop’s support of Asian American poetics; and writer and former Open City Fellow Tammy Kim, who will discuss the connection between the Workshop’s fellowships and our digital magazine The Margins.        

The title of this event is drawn from the inaugural issue of The Asian Pacific American Journal, which was titled “In the Heart,” drawing inspiration from America Is In the Heart, by Carlos Bulosan.

In commemoration of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s 30th anniversary, AAWW at 30 will explore the values and ideas that lie at the heart of the Workshop’s mission. From the complexities of representation to the need for an artistic home to interrogating our editorial and archival legacies, this series of events will serve not only as a retrospective of our rich and layered history, but also as a resounding call to envision our future.

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

Napa Valley Poet Laureate Marianne Lyons and Napa Valley Teacher of the Year "Mr. G"









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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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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!

(Click on image to enlarge.)



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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, 2021 
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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COVERAGE OF PRE-2021 EVENTS over HERE!