Third Filipino American International Book Festival

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Venues
San Francisco Main Library: 100 Larkin Street, Civic Center, San Francisco, 94102
Koret Auditorium
Latino Community Meeting Room A
Latino Community Meeting Room B
Strong Conference Room, 1st Floor
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

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Kalayaan Hall: The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94108
5th Floor Socai Hall: The Philippine Consulate General, 47 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94108
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Asian Art Museum: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 94102
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Friday, July 31, 2015
7:00 PM       Tribute to Nick Joaquin      [Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center]


Monday, August 31, 2015

7:00 PM      Screening of Heneral Luna by Jerrold Tarog      [Marina Theater, SF]


Friday, September 11, 2015

7:00 PM        Centennial of N.V.M. Gonzalez      [5th Floor Social Hall, Philippine Consulate]



Friday, October 2, 2015
San Francisco Main Library

Women of Malolos /Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Screening of the film
Women of Malolos (2014) written and produced by Nicanor G.Tiongson based on his book The Women of Malolos (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2005) and ultimately, the letter that José Rizal wrote to the women of Malolos on February 17, 1889, among other things, praising them for their spirit and perseverance. This musical film was directed by Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Q&A to follow with Dr. Nicanor Tiongson.
Featuring: Nicanor G. Tiongson
Moderator: Mauro Tumbocon.
Doors open at 1:30 PM.



Gala Opening of the Third Filipino American International Book Festival
6:30 – 8:30 p.m,
Koret Auditorium
By invitation only



Saturday, October 3, 2015
San Francisco Main Library

Book Sales and Informational Tables
10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room B



Opening of the Third Filipino American International Book Festival
10:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Koret Auditorium

Welcome remarks.



Filipino American Literature
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

A discussion on the direction of Fil Am literature in the 21st century.
Panelists: Barbara Jane Reyes, Luis Francia, Eileen Tabios, Erin Entrada Kelly.
Moderator: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard




Filipino American History
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

A panel discussion of Fil Am history in the 21st century. How do we construct/reconstruct our histories? How do we remember ourselves? What are the perspectives of diverse voices?
Panelists: Oscar Peñaranda, James Sobredo, Lily Ann Villaraza, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
Moderator: Dawn Mabalon




Completely Mixed Up: Mixed Heritage Asian North American Writing and Art
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Readings from contributors of the anthology
Completely Mixed Up, a ground breaking display of creativity, exploring what it means to be of mixed Asian North American heritage. This collection is sure to become a classic in the mixed race literary/arts canon, inspiring present and future generations to define, for themselves, what it means to be "mixed up". The anthology has brought together over 70 artists, writers, performance artists, poets, filmmakers, actors, professors and activists 22 of whom are of Filipino Heritage. Rabbit Fool Press will bring together some of the anthology's Fil-Am contributors sharing their work in an expression of Hapa-ness.
Participants: Tony Robles, Noemi Lamotte-Serrano, Giovanni Ortega



Creating Writing Communities—Kundiman, VONA / Voices— a Reading and Discussion
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

Readings from participants of Kundiman, VONA, and N.V.M. Gonzalez Writing Workshop followed by an informational discussion on their programs.
Panelists: David Maduli, Aimee Suzara, Janice Sapigao, Jason Bayani, Mg Roberts, Jay Santa Cruz, Lisa Suguitan Melnick
Moderator: Mg Roberts



Hot Off The Press Author Readings
1:45 – 2:50 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Published authors read from their books.
Moderator: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard.

Barbara Jane Reyes: To Love as Aswang (PAWA, Inc., 2015)
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Tony Robles: Cool Don’t Live Here No More (Ithuriel Spear, 2015)
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Jaime Alonso Yrastorza: From Fire to Freedom. Childhood in Colonial Philippines to Post WWII Adulthood in America (2014)
Eileen Tabios: INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New 1996-2015 (Dos Madres Press, Ohio, 2015); I FORGOT LIGHT BURNS (Moria Books, Chicago, 2015); AGAINST MISANTHROPY: A Life in Poetry (2015-1995) (BlazeVOX Books, New York, 2015); SUN STIGMATA: Sculpture Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2014); 147 MILLION ORPHANS (Gradient Books, Finland, 2014)
Luis Francia: Tattered Boat (University of the Philippines Press, 2014), RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections (UP Press, 2015)
Mg Roberts: not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014)
Tessie Jayme: Black Clouds in Manila. After the Ashes (Book Baby, 2014)
Rolando Laudico, Yolanda Johnson: Bistro Filipino (SouMak Collections, Inc.) *Jeannette Yñiguez will read on behalf of author and editor.
Daniel Roddick: Four Sparrows. A Tale of Race and Survival in the California Gold Rush (Create Space, 2015)



Conversation, & Connections: Building a Philippine/Filipino American /Filipino Diaspora Studies Network

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Scholars and Educators from all levels are invited to join in for some cocktails, conversation, and connection. The purpose is to build a strong regional network of individuals invested in the study of the Filipino experience in the Philippines, the United States, and the Diaspora to encourage further intercollegiate collaboration. Please remember to bring your business cards!

Hosted by the Philippine Studies Department of the City College of San Francisco and the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program of the University of San Francisco.
Moderators: Lily Ann B. Villaraza (City College of San Francisco) & James Zarsadiaz (University of San Francisco)



Writers for Young Readers Panel
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Authors with a focus on young readers discuss their experiences and directions.
Panelists: Erin Entrada Kelly, Candy Gourlay, Eileen Tabios.
Moderator: James Sobredo



Babel: The specific challenges, opportunities and strategies faced and employed by literary translators. 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Marivi Soliven, author of
The Mango Bride with translations in Spanish and Tagalog discusses the process of translating literature with authors Jody Blanco and Joi Barrios.
Moderator: Karen Llagas



TAYO Literary Magazine
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stong conference Room, 1st Floor

Revisiting Our Roots: Writers, editors, and contributors to TAYO Literary Magazine will read works that speak to our mission statement to publish writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift. 
Featuring: Grace Burns, Kim Davalos, and Bel Poblador
Moderators: Janice Lobo Sapigao, Bel Poblador




Beyond Lumpia, Pansit, and Seven Manangs Wild
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

Readings from contributors of the anthology
Beyond Lumpia, Pansit, and Seven Manangs Willd: Stories From the Heart of Filipino Americans, edited by Evangeline Canonizado Buell, Edwin Lozada, Eleanor Hipol Luis, Evelyn Luluquisen, Tony Robles, Myrna Zialcita (Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2014).
Panelists: Janet Stickmon, Felicia Perez, Robert Ragsac, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Oscar Penaranda, Lou Sobredo, Tony Robles
Moderator: Lisa Suguitan Melnick



Philippine Diaspora and Politics
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

A discussion of political issues related to the Filipino diaspora, its engagement with the Philippines, and in particular, its role in the U.S. in terms of domestic politics and relations with other countries.
Panelists: Luis Francia, Jay Gonzalez, Ben Pimentel, Lily Ann Villaraza.
Moderator: Rene Ciriacruz




Flips Anthology
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Discussion and readings from the
Flips 2015, A Filipino American Anthology, A Reprint, edited by Serafin Syquia and Bayani Mariano. The book was first published in 1971 and recently reprinted with a new layout as a project of Filipino American Historical Society–San Francisco Chapter and Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.
Participants: Juanita Tamayo Lott, Oscar Peñaranda, Sam Tagatac, Emilya Cachapero, Lou Syquia
Moderator: Juanita Tamayo Lott, Edwin Lozada




Poverty Skolarship Vs. the Academy – Lived Vs. Learned Knowledge in Literature and Life ––– Panel has been canceled
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Stong Conference Room, 1st Floor

Poverty Skolaz coined by POOR Magazine co-founders Mama Dee and Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia runs through all of our communities. It is our mamaz and daddys prayers when we are born. It is our elders, Ates' and Kuyas' hugs and lumpia, chili, and pupusas, it is ourselves as we struggle with survival in a society that grants legitimacy to peoples depending on how much money, power or institutional access we have. In the publishing industry, this causes the consistent silencing, fetishizing and agency-stealing, and disemboweling and history washing of indigenous, 1st Nations, poor, incarcerated, houseless, and/or displaced peoples. In Academia which works hand in glove with the publishing industry, it demands and enables the endless studying, researching, theory manufacturing, deconstructing and theory creating of our communities by in struggle, In the Filipino community, like most communities who have a legacy of poverty, struggle and diaspora, this process is no different. Throughout the ages our elders have washed floors, guarded institutions, driven cars, for the ruling class. Our stories have been written for us not with us. Our lives have been documented, interviewed and researched, but we need to be the documenters, art-makers, producers or writers.
This workshop will include poverty skolaz from all four corners of Mama Earth defining this revolutionary notion of Poverty skolaship in the way we speak, teach and live, through poetry, spoken word, art, Hip Hop and verse.
Moderators: Lisa Gray-Garcia, Tony Robles



Disrupt/FWN Anthology
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

Readings and discussion about women and the path to success in their fields from contributors of Disrupt: Filipino Women: Proud. Loud.. Leading Without a Doubt, the first book on Leadership by the Filipina Women's Network. The book was edited by Maria Africa Beebe and Maya Ong Escudero and published by FWN in 2015.
Panelists: Julieta Gabiola, Penelope Flores
Moderator: Maria Africa Beebe.






Sunday, October 4, 2015

Filipino Arts and Literature
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

A discussion on the direction of Filipino literature focusing on film, theater and literature.
Panelists: Dean Francis Alfar (Philippines), Nikki Alfar (Philippines), Nicanor Tiongson (Philippines), Candy Gourlay (England). Moderator: Karen Llamas



Gallery Talk
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Asian Art Museum

Patis Tesoro and Anthony Cruz Legarda talk about the educational piña display "Piña: An
Enduring Philippine Fabric at the Educational Resource Room of the AAM. The display is
presented in partnership between AAM and PAWA's The Hinabi Project.



Hot Off The Press Author Readings
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Published authors read from their books.
Moderator: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard.

Lisa Suguitan Melnick: #30 Collantes Street (Carayan Press, 2015)
Erin Entrada Kelly: Blackbird Fly (Harper Collins, Greenwillow Books, 2015)
Candy Gourlay: Shine (Tamarind Books, 2015)
Patty Enrado: A Village in the Fields (Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2015)
Aimee Suzara: Souvenir (WordTech Communications, 2014)
Jules Delgallego: The Brothers Luna. Madmen or Geniuses (2014)
Myles Garcia: 30 years Later...Catching Up with the Marcos-Era Misdeeds
Rick Rocamora: Blood, Sweat, Hope, and Quiapo. Rodallie S. Mosende’s Story. (Photographs by Rick Rocamora, Foreward by Rene Ciriacruz, Essay by Dan Amosin)



#allpinayeverything, On the body
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Readings and discussion by Fil Am Pinay writers.
Participants: Arlene Biala, Jen Palmares Meadows, Janice Sapigao, Jay Santa Cruz.
Moderator: Barbara Jane Reyes




Poetry Slam
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Stong Conference Room, 1st Floor

Readings and discussion by poetry slam artists.
Participants: Jason Bayani, Isabella Avila Borgeson
Moderator: Edwin Lozada


Philippine Textiles
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
5th Floor Learning Center

Discussion of Philippine textiles by experts in the field: piña and other fabrics. http://thehinabiproject.org
Panelists: Patis Tesoro (Philippines), Lynne Milgram (Canada), Anthony Cruz Legarda (USA), Celia Elumba (Philippines). Moderator: Michael Gonzalez



Speculative Fiction, Kuwento Anthology
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar discuss Speculative Fiction. Readings from Kuwento: Lost Things. An Anthology of New Philippine Myths, edited by Rachelle Cruz and Melissa Sipin (Carayan Press, 2014).
Participants: Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, and others
Moderator: Edwin Lozada




Kearny Street Workshop
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Latino Community Meeting Room A

Readings and discussion of APAture 2015 literary artists.
Participants: Siamak Vossoughi, Ploi Pirapokin, and Ari Laurel



{m}aganda magazine
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stong Conference Room, 1st Floor

A conversation about {m}aganda's inception and evolution through 26 years of existence. {m}aganda prides itself in being the longest running Filipino-American literary arts publication in the entire nation. The panel will feature insights into the editorial process and creative decision-making, {m}aganda's arts activism and community outreach, and overall experience as a Fil-Am press within the UC Berkeley setting. The panel will also include a spoken word performance by one of the magazine's contributors, as well as an exploration of {m}aganda's themes and its legacy/impact on the larger Fil-Am arts community. 
Website: magandamagazine.wordpress.com
Panelists: Michelle Bautista (Editor, Issue 9), Christian Guerrero (Regular contributor, spoken-word artist), Marian Cordon (Editor, Issue 29), and others



Gallery Talk
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Asian Art Museum

Patis Tesoro and Anthony Cruz Legarda talk about the educational piña display "Piña: An
Enduring Philippine Fabric at the Educational Resource Room of the AAM. The display is
presented in partnership between AAM and PAWA's The Hinabi Project.