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San Francisco, CA, 94131-0928

A space to encourage writing of Filipino American literature and the arts




Philippine American Writers and Artists blog for lit/arts events, reviews, news, and opportunities.

Filtering by Tag: I-Hotel

07/22/2011: Skin Stories Film Screening (Manilatown, SF)


Skin Stories: A film by Emiko Omori (artist will be present)

Friday, July 22, 7 PM I-Hotel Manilatown Center 868 Kearny Street (and Jackson) San Francisco

Doors open at 6:30 Refreshments and Q&A with the filmmaker Free, donation appreciated

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Laced with Tradition, featuring the art of Melissa Manuel, on view at the Manilatown Center through August 20.

Skin Stories features traditional tattooing ceremonies, compelling interviews, and a breathtaking collection of tattoo body art. It is an anthology of stories and stunning images gathered from the hotspots of Pacific tattoo: from the steaming landscape of Rotorua in New Zealand to the vibrant gathering of the first international tattoo convention in Apia, Samoa; from the terraced, lush taro fields of Maui and golden beaches of O'ahu, Hawai'i, to the California coast. First aired on PBS in 2003, Skin Stories unearths the personal stories of transformation, both from the tattoo masters and those who receive the marks.

Skin Stories is a co-production of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and KPBS, San Diego.

For film clip:

07/09/2011: Talk Story: Manilatown • Chinatown • North Beach (SF)


Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pmI-Hotel Manilatown Center 868 Kearny Street San Francisco , CA

Talk Story: Manilatown • Chinatown • North Beach w/ folks from the "Filipinos in San Francisco" book project that can speak on growing up, family experiences, struggles, livelihoods and events of the era prior to the I-Hotel eviction when Manilatown was thriving.

Date: Sat. July 9, from 2-5pm

Location: I-Hotel Manilatown Center

Guest speakers: Carmencita Monteclaro Choy, self identified as the "brat of Manilatown" Annie Panlibuton, whose mother began the I-Hotel movement in the 1960's Mignon Geli, who grew up in the North Beach projects with her large family Tony Resuello, one of the few remaining Kearny Street Boys

Moderator: Evelyn Luluquisen, Manilatown's executive director and Filipinos in San Francisco book project manager.

Purpose: To record history of our pioneers, keep the stories and experience fresh, promote the Filipinos in San Francisco book project and gather folks together to share stories and learn from one another.

We are very pleased and honored to feature these wonderful guests to validate our history, provide real life accounts and have a few laughs in the process. Filipinos in San Francisco can be purchased at the event or by calling Matt at 415-399-9580 or emailing

Please mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you soon!