photo by Caz Salamanca
Upcoming Featured Events:
Featured Reader for API Heritage Month. Foothill College, Los Altos, CA. April 2017.
Featured Reader for API Heritage Month. San José State University, San José, CA. April 2017.
Featured Reader for National Poetry Month. Chabot College, Hayward, CA. April 2017.
Host of “Hella Lit” — a first books reading featuring Denise Benavides, Michelle Lin, Kazumi Chin, Rachelle Cruz. SV Debug. San José, CA. March 2017.
Opening Reader w/ Lorenz Dumuk. House of Godzilla San Francisco Book Launch, featuring Michelle Lin, Kazumi Chin, and Diana Li. Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA. March 2017.
Facilitator w/ Grace Burns, Rock the School Bells Hip Hop Education Conference, Workshop: “Tell ‘Em I Go CRZY: Bad As You Want Your Legacy To Be” San Bruno, CA. March 2017
Featured Reader, Studio One Reading Series w/ Steffi Drewes, Laura Walker, hosted by Casey McAlduff, Studio One Arts Center, Oakland, CA. March 2017.
San Francisco Book Launch of microchips for millions w/ Von Torres, Kim Davalos, hosted by Alex Fernandez. Philippine Consulate General, SF, CA. February 2017.
Featured Reader, Kundiman “In Bloom” Reading. BLOOMBARS DC, Washington, DC. February 2017.
Host of TAYO Literary Magazine AWP 2017 Reading. February 2017. Soho Tea & Coffee. Washington, DC. February 2017.
Featured Reader, A Night of Pinay Poetry w/ Barbara Jane Reyes, Arlene Biala, and Veronica Montes, Kepler’s Books & Magazines, Menlo Park, CA. February 2017.
Convocation Speaker, San José Local Lit Author Fair, San José State University MLK, Jr. Library, San José, CA. December 2016.
Los Angeles Book Launch of microchips for millions w/ Shana Mirambeau, F. Douglas Brown, Jason Magabo Perez. Ave 50 Studio, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA. December 2016.
Skyline College Book Launch of microchips for millions w/ Bel Poblador, mgb, Melissa Sipin, Kevyn Lorenzana, Christian Guerrero, hosted by Chantel Giner. Multicultural Center, San Bruno, CA. December 2016.
San José Hometown Book Launch of microchips for millions w/ Arlene Biala, Suzy Huerta, hosted by Lorenz Dumuk. Silicon Valley De-Bug, San Jose, CA. November 2016.
Guest Speaker, Puente Counseling Class, Prof. Yolanda Johnson, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. October 2016.
Featured Reader @ San Francisco LitCrawl for Timeless, Infinite Light Authors, Fayes Video & Espresso Bar, San Francisco, CA, October 2016.
Featured reader, Summer of Discontent Inspirational Reading & Open Mic, SV De-Bug, San José, CA, July 2016.
Featured reader, “Machine Love Reading & Dance Party” ww/ Margaret Rhee, Gina Goldblatt, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Paul Ocampo, Ahmunet Jessica Jordon, LIMINAL, Oakland, CA, July 2016
Featured Reader, The HUNDY Presents “both sides now, poems in translation” & Mills College MFA Low-Residency Poetry in Translation Reading w/ Alan Bernheimer, Carlota Caulfield, Elana Chavez, Brenda Hillman, Geraldine Kim, Ava Koohbor, Hugo García Manríquez, Achy Obejas, & Giovanni Singleton, E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA, June 2016.
Featured Reader, Oakland: Crossroads w/ Lorenz Dumuk, Kimberly Escamilla, & Cathy Arellano. Studio Grand, Oakland, CA, June 2016.
Opening act for Jason Bayani’s show “Locus of Control” with Jaz Sufi. Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, May 2016.
Guest Speaker, COMM 176P: Communication & Gender, Prof. Nico Peck. San José State University, San José, CA. May 2016.
7th Annual Poetry Invitational. San José Museum of Art, San José, CA. April 2016.
Panel “Hybrid Poetics: Igniting the Living Text” with K. Bradford, Ching-In Chen, TC Tolbert, Angel Dominguez, and Janice Sapigao. Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C. April 2016.
#AWP2016: Welcome To The Party: Asian American Open Mic Spaces as Sites of Resistance, Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2016.
#AWP2016: From the Margins: Literary Magazines Supporting Writers of Color, Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2016.
Guest Speaker, UC Davis 2016 Pinay Conference: “Wala Sa Mapa (Uncharted).” Davis, CA. February 2016.
Eleven Eleven Journal Issue #20 Launch. California College of the Arts MFA Writing Studio. San Francisco, CA, February 2016.
Book Release: Janice Lobo Sapigao “toxic city” chapbook (tinder tender press, 2015) & Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015). Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI, December 2015.
San Francisco Lit Crawl x PAWA, Inc. “In The Ring” w/ Barbara Jane Reyes, Veronica Montes, James C. Bautista, Elsa Valmidiano, and Janice Lobo Sapigao, Elixir Bar, San Francisco, CA, October 2015.
2015 Strengthening Student Success Conference: Entering the CIPHER: Fresh Techniques, Hip Hop Elements, and Edutainment in the Classroom w/ Nate Nevado, Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA, October 2015.
3rd Filipina/o American International Book Festival: TAYO Literary Magazine Reading, #allpinayeverything Poetics Panel, VONA/Kundiman Reading/Panel, San Francisco, CA, October 2015.
Featherboard Writing Series w/ Nico Peck, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Janice Lobo Sapigao, Aggregate Art Space/Gallery, Oakland, CA, September 2015.
Macaroni Necklace #4 Reading w/ Paola Capo-Garica, Amy Berkowitz, Janice Sapigao, and Wendy Trevino, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA, September 2015.
Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz Book Launch, Woolsey House, Berkeley, CA, June 2015.
“Amy’s Kitchen Organics”, San Francisco, CA, May 2015.
Skyline College National Poetry Month Faculty Reading, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, April 2015.
National Poetry Month Feature, Kearny Street Workshop & Philippine Artists & Writers Association, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA, April 2015.
Hazel Reading Series, California Institute of Integral Studies, January 2015.
Typhoon Haiyan Commemorative Fundraiser, Center for Art + Thought, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.
Empire of Funk Filipina/o Heritage Month Event, City of San Jose/Edenvale Community Center, San Jose, CA, October 2014.
“APAture Literary Arts Showcase”, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA, September 2014
Featured Students Summer Writing Program Reading, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, June 2014.
Future Roots Festival: Asian Pacific American Month Celebration, Office of Councilmember Ash Kalra & Asian Americans for Community Involvement, City of San Jose, San Jose, CA, May 2014
Sunday Jump open mic, Tribal Café, Los Angeles, CA, May 2014
Empire of Funk Bay Area Book Release & Speak Out, I-SEEED, Oakland, CA, April 2014.
Empire of Funk panel discussion, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, April 2014.
CalArts Alumni Reading @ Association of Writers and Writing Programs, co-host, Seattle, WA, March 2014.
“Kapwa”, Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, September 2013
“Make Your Own Revolution: Fictions of Dictatorship,” KulArts/Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, Fall 2013
“Papermill Reading Series”, Tribal Café, Los Angeles, CA, June 2013
Last Minute Art Collective & Proyecto Algarabia Fundraiser, Chuco’s Justice Center, Inglewood, CA, May 2013
Tuesday Night Café: “The Space Show”, East West Players, Tuesday Night Project, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013
Next Words: Final Showcase”, Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Los Angeles, CA, May 2013
CalArts MFA Writing Program Reading with Maggie Nelson, Mady Schutzman, Bel Poblador, and Joslyn Sklar, CalArts, Valencia, CA, May 2013.
NAMJAI: A Tribute to Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander Poets Anthology Release Party, Oakland, CA, February 2013
“Last Minute Art Collective Show”, Baldwin Park Barber Shop, Last Minute Art Collective, Baldwin Park, CA, January 2012
“Make Your Own Revolution” Bayanihan Community Center, KulArts, San Francisco, CA, September 2012
“Roots II Reality”, Cal State University, Long Beach, Kappa Psi Epsilon, Long Beach, CA, March 2012
“Celebrating the Working Woman,” AF3IRM Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2012
“Love For The People”, Kabataang maka-Bayan, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012
“Where I’m From,” host, Filipino American International Book Festival, Daly City, CA, August 2011
“Literature & Lumpia” host, FilBookFest & Lekha Publishers, San Jose, CA, July 2011
“AMPLIFY II”, co-host, Filipino American International Book Festival, Oakland, CA, June 2011
“(re)present”, South Bay First Thursdays, San Jose, CA, May 2011
“AMPLIFY! Poetry & Pandesal”, Filipino American International Book Festival, San Jose, CA, March 2011
Holler at the Moon by Tinesha Davis book launch, Centerville, VA, December 2009
“Typhoon Ondoy Fundraiser”, DC Filipino Young Professionals, Washington, DC, November 2009