P.A.W.A., on a regular basis, invites talented artists and published authors to present their works in symposia and panel discussions. Such symposia would encourage writers and artists to create Filipino/Filipino American shorts stories, essays that would depict historical and cultural Filipino values.
GAWAD Ceres Alabado (USA) Named after Ceres Alabado, its initiator and P.A.W.A.
founding member, the GAWAD Ceres Alabado has awarded cash prices and certificates
of recognition/citation to winners of a childrens literature contest. For the last
four years, GAWAD has served as an enticement, as well as inspiration to budding and
aspiring writers for their literary work to be recognized.
P.A.W.A. Young Writers Award P.A.W.A. has established a new literary contest beginning in 2004, for aspiring writers 15-25 years of age. Categories: prose, poetry.
Workshops and Lectures Through workshops and lectures, P.A.W.A. volunteers share their talents and experiences in the field of writing. These workshops and lectures are free and available to all interested.
A three unit Course for teachers A few years ago, P.A.W.A. had collaborated with the University of Phoenix to offer a three-unit course for teachers, with a team of P.A.W.A. members as instructors. The course had taught teachers to teach their students how, why, and what to write or tell in story form, verse, song, or play.
P.A.W.A. Annual Anthology On March 1, 2002, P.A.W.A. launched its first anthology titled, Reflections: Readings for the Young and Old at Burk Hall, San Francisco State University. Authored and rendered by outstanding P.A.W.A. writers and artists, the anthology
is a collecton of stories, poems, and art work of the Filipino American cultural experience geared to different reading and intellectual levels. Whisper of the Bamboo, the second anthology, was released in November 2004.
Projects in the pipeline
PresentationsSee EVENTS page.
PAWA Calatagan Literary Recognition Night November 2005.