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P.O. Box 31928
San Francisco, CA, 94131-0928
USA

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

 

PAWA, INC.

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

 
Since 2009, we have held our monthly literary and performance series in collaboration with Arkipelago Books, the Bayanihan Center, the Filipino American Center at the SF Public Library, the Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Kundiman, Achiote Press, Poets & Writers, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Eth-Noh-Tec, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Kearny Street Workshop, and Bird & Beckett Books. We are invested in creating venues for Filipino American artists, and have worked to grow our community across ethnic and aesthetic boundaries. We believe it is important to provide access, and opportunity, which we have also done through fiscal sponsorship of community artists.
 

Upcoming Events

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Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA), the San Francisco Public Library, and the Filipino American Center of the SFPL proudly present the Fifth Filipino American International Book Festival this Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 at the San Francisco Main Library!

This year's theme is Isang Mundó (One World): Humanity, Diversity, and Resistance in the Arts.

We have over 40 featured authors of various genres presenting in panels and readings throughout the weekend. Some are coming from the Philippines, New Zealand, UK, Canada, and from all over the US. There are also children's activities for both days. Come to the Festival Marketplace to meet authors and browse the collection of books by Filipino and Filipino American writers offered by local book vendors.

The Sunday opening remarks will include a keynote by Jose Antonio Vargas. Later in the afternoon he will also be doing a special workshop for high school and college students in writing and telling their stories. If you haven't done so already, visit the festival website for the full schedule of panels and events. Spread the Word!!! See you at FilBookFest5!!!

Festival Website: <http://www.filbookfestival.org>

Visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/filbookfest/posts/?ref=page_internal

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

BART Station: Civic Center


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February 6, 2019: A Book Launch and Author Talk. Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies, SF State. A Memoir by Juanita Tamayo Lott. 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Romulo Hall, 6th Floor, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108


January 24, 2019: Learning Studio, 5th Floor, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 6:00-7:30 PM

The US launch of Marites D. Vitug's acclaimed book, Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China and Marilen Dañguilan's historic The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises. A rare chance to get the real stories behind these landmark events in the Philippines.
Presented by The Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library, Philippine American Writers and Artists, and Ateneo de Manila University Press


September 17 to December 7, 2018: Mountain Spirits: Textiles and Folk Arts of Cordillera and Ilokos

The Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, SF, Mon.– Fri. 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays (by appointment): 11:00 am, 1:00 pm


September 20, 2018: African American Center, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch. 100 Larkin Street, SF, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Presentation of a new publication—Rampage: MacArther, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila (Publisher: Norton)—by its author James Scott.


September 21, 2018: I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Book launch of The New Filipino Kitchen published by Agate Publishing.


September 22, 2018: Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF, CA

• 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

• 4:00, 5:00 pm: Guided Tours of Exhibit at the Mills Building

Group meets at the lobby of 447 Sutter. RSVP: hinabi@thehinabiproject.org. Indicate time of tour.

Community Opening Reception of Mountain Spirits

• 6:00 pm: Reception

• 7:30 pm: Mountain Spirits, Mountain Lore—featuring dance, music, poetry, and video. Produced and directed by Voltaire Gungab with the collaboration of Joyce Juan Manalo, Allan Manalo, Don Aguillo, Jethro Patalinghug, Fausto Daos, Parangal Dance Company, and other guest artists.


September 27, 2018: Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 6:30 pm: NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao and Premiere of Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers.


September 28, 2018: I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St. SF, 5:00 pm: Presentation/Demonstraton/Workshop by NCCA Dayaw International Performers from Kalinga, Ga’dang, Subanon.


September 29, 2018: Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF

  • 12:00 to 5:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

  • 3:00, 4:00 pm: Guided Tours to Exhibit. RSVP

  • 5:00 pm: Community Reception

  • 5:30 PM: Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers and NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao

September 30, 2018: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

• 1:00 to 4:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

• 2:00 pm: Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers and NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao


October 1, 2018: New Gym, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

• 5:00 to 7:00 pm: Demonstration by NCCA Dayaw International Performers


October 5, 2018 to November 4, 2018: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

PAWA’s THP’s Weaving Peace and Dreams: Textile Arts of Mindanao

• October 5, 2018, 6:00 pm: Opening Reception at OACC

 
 
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