Janet Susan R. Nepales (U.S. FWN100™ '12, Global FWN100™ '13) won third place in the recently-held Los Angeles Press Club's Ninth Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards. Nepales won for her article titled "Jennifer Garner on her life and its miracles" that appeared in her Hollywood Bulletin column on March 16, 2016.
Just after Pearl Harbor Day, a motherless six-year-old girl awakens when a bomb falls a block from her home, the beginning of years of shattering deprivation.
In World War II Manila, Katinka suffers starvation, illness, and cruelty and loses family in the infamous Bataan Death March. She survives the Japanese occupation and the Battle of Manila. By the end of the war, Manila is destroyed and a million Filipinos are dead, but Katinka has endured the worst and now experiences the American liberation and reconstruction.
Available now on Alford Marr Press.
Catch Marie Claire Lim Moore's (Global FWN100™ '14) new book "Don't Forget the Parsley", a continuation of her acclaimed memoir "Don't Forget the Soap and Other Reminders from my Fabulous Filipina Mother." The digital edition is now available on Amazon.
Magic Theatre literally transforms into Manila’s mythical Studio 54 – where you’ll find drag queens, beauty queens and movie stars alongside statesmen, activists and rebels. Welcome to the Philippines in 1982 and Jessica Hagedorn’s no-holds barred Dogeaters. Explore the inner workings of power, culture clash, sex and celebrity as a country unravels at the end of the Marcos regime. Dogeaters isn’t just a play to watch, it’s an experience to remember.
Catch the theater adaptation of Jessica Hagedorn's novel Dogeaters at Magic Theater in San Francisco from February 4th - February 28th. Tickets available now.
Congrats Arlene Biala, the 2016-2017 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate! The Poet Laureate's role is to elevate Santa Clara County residents’ awareness of poetry, and to help celebrate and promote the literary arts.
Arlene Biala is an award-winning Filipino-American poet and performance artist who has been participating in poetry performances and workshops in the Bay Area for over 20 years.
PAWA will host a a literary reading, Q and A with award-winning Pinay author Barbara Jane Reyes, and book signing for her new book "To Love as Aswang" this Friday, December 11 at 6 pm in the Social Hall of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. Refreshments will be served. More information about "To Love As Aswang" after the jump.
M. Evelina Galang is the author of HER WILD AMERICAN SELF (Coffee House Press, ’96); the novel ONE TRIBE (New Issues Press, ’06); and ANGEL DE LA LUNA AND THE 5TH GLORIOUS MYSTERY (Coffee House Press 2013). She has edited the anthology, SCREAMING MONKEYS: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, ‘03). She is currently writing LOLAS’ HOUSE: WOMEN LIVING WITH WAR, stories of surviving Filipina WWII “Comfort Women” and is at work on a new novel, BEAUTIFUL SORROW, BEAUTIFUL SKY. Galang teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network.
Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ONE TRIBE.
Vangie Buell is a living historical gem: She's the granddaughter of a Buffalo Soldier—the nickname given by American Indians in the 19th century to black American soldiers. Even rarer: Her grandfather Ernest Stokes was one of the 6,000 Buffalo Soldiers sent to the Philippines to fight during the Spanish-American War during the 1890s. He was one of the few who stayed, married a Filipina (Buell's grandmother) and had children.
In her memoir "Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family" (T'Boli Publishing, 2006), Buell recounts her grandfather's experience, and her own, as one of the few Filipinos growing up in West Oakland during the 1930s and '40s.
She remembers seeing "No Filipinos or dogs allowed" signs posted at restaurants and having to wear a button that said "I am a loyal Filipino" during World War II, because even though she didn't look Japanese, she was still Asian -- and vulnerable to harassment. " —Michelle Devera Louie, SF Chronicle
A Filipino-American activist, Vangie was born in San Pedro, California, grew up in West Oakland and devoted her life to social justice, human dignity, multicultural understanding and equality.
Delve and savor literature by Pinay writers in time for this year's Third Filipino American International Book Festival in San Francisco (October 2nd-4th). Afterall, women have been writing amazing books about Filipino life and culture for as long as we can remember, and it makes no sense that our attentions be skewed so heavily in favor of the men’s. For the sake of those who need a greater push into spotlight, FilipiKNOW.net features 10 Filipino women writers whose works you definitely have to read.
News story courtesy of FilipiKNOW.net