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11/11/2011: Manila! Manila! R. Zamora Linmark Reads and Jet Leyco Screens


Manila! Manila! R. Zamora Linmark Reads and Jet Leyco Screens Fri, Nov 11, 7pm • Screening Room Pre-reception at 6:15pm • YAAW Lounge [Yerba Buena Center for the Arts]

[A]s cheeky a novel as you’ll encounter. . . . the book’s nonstop energy and nonstop attitude are addictive….A lively satiric return to early ‘90s Manila, seen from both sides of the Filipino American divide. —Kirkus Reviews

Manila, Honolulu and San Francisco collide during this evening’s literary and filmic meditations on contemporary Filipino and Filipino-American life. Celebrated author R. Zamora Linmark reads from his latest novel Leche and poems from his two collections, Prime Time Apparitions and The Evolution of a Sigh. Preceding the reading is a screening of Jet Leyco’s harrowing short film Patlang, which was screened at the 4th annual MOV International Film Music & Literature Festival in Manila this past Summer.

Born in Manila and educated in Honolulu, R. Zamora Linmark is the author of two collections of poetry, Prime Time Apparitions and The Evolution of a Sigh, both from Hanging Loose Press, and Rolling The R’s (Kaya Press), a novel, which he’s adapted for the stage. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and published in journals and anthologies in both the U.S. and the Philippines, he currently divides his time between the Philippines and Hawaii. He is currently working on several projects, including But Beautiful, a full-length play, and another poetry collection, The Filipino Exiled Poet.