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EVENTS: Schedule


1. January  2021: Guest Speaker, "Poetry and Activism" Presentation, Dean's Momentum Speaker Series

2. January-April 2021: ​SCC Youth Poet Laureate Events

3. Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop with Michael Sagum, San Jose Museum of Art, March, 2021.

4. Guest Speaker @ UC Berkeley's English 143B: The Migratory Ear, March 2021.

5. Writing Workshop Facilitator, "To Write a Future With You In It," San Jose Public Library, April 2021.

6. Host, "Poetry Reading: Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Finalists," San Jose Public Library, April 2021.

7. Featured Reader & Organizer, "12th Annual Poetry Invitational," San Jose Museum of Art, April 2021.

8. Commencement Ceremony (online), SCC Youth Poet Laureate Program, May 2021.

9. Guest Speaker, AACI Youth Program’s 2021 SLAM Youth Conference, May 2021.

10. Featured Reader, Imagine Us, The Swarm by Muriel Leung Book Launch hosted by SF Public Library & Kearny St. Workshop, May 2021.

11. Featured Poet @ San Jose Poetry Slam, May 2021.

12. Facilitator, "Where My Name is From" Writing Workshop @ Young Authors Book Festival, May 2021.

13. Reading & Writing Workshop for UCLA Asian Am Studies 30W & 176, May 2021.

14. Keynote Speaker, Young Artists Showcase, Santa Clara County

Office of Education, May 2021.

15. Featured Reader, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, June 2021.

16. Featured Reader, If God is a Virus by Seema Yasmin, Book Launch hosted by Haymarket Books, July 2021.

17. Featured Reader with Santa Clara County, Oakland Poet Laureate Dr. Ayodele Nzinga & San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, KQED Live @ KQED Headquarters, San Francisco, CA. September 2021.

18. Featured Reader with Richard Chiem, New Writing Series, UC San Diego, October 2021.

19. Featured Speaker, City of San Jose Filipino Heritage Month Celebration, San Jose City Hall, October 2021.


  1. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Split This Rock, November 2020.

  2. Featured Poet @ DJ Kuttin Kandi’s Birthday Revival, October 2020.

  3. Featured Poet @ Larry Itliong Festival, CSU Los Angeles, October 2020.

  4. Opening Reader @ “A Taste of History” art exhibit, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, October 2020.

  5. Featured Reader @ Book Launch of “Rappin’ With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark” by Al Robles, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, October 2020.

  6. Featured Reader @ Book Launch of “Letters to a Young Brown Girl” by Barbara Jane Reyes, Daly City Public Library, October 2020.

  7. Keynote Speaker, De Anza College Summer Bridge Program, August 2020.

  8. “How I Wanted to Be Held” Instagram Live Reading with Nijla Mu’min, August 2020.

  9. Poet Laureate Inauguration and Birthday Reading, July 2020.

  10. Featured Reader, “Poetry in Protest: A Solidarity Reading,” Asian American Writers’ Workshop & Poetry Coalition, May 2020.

  11. 11th Annual Poetry Invitational, San José Museum of Art, April 2020.

  12. Featured Reader, San José State University, Legacy of Poetry Day, April 2020.

  13. Poet Laureate Convocation @ Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Meeting, February 2020.

  14. Featured Reader @ Book Launch of "A Nail The Evening Hangs On" by Monica Sok, Eastside Cultural Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA, February 2020.

  15. Filipinx Poets Reading, South San Francisco Public Library, January 2020.


  1. Guest Speaker, Filipino Literature, Santa Clara High School, November 2020.

  2. Panelist on Filipinx Poetics w/ Angel Penaredondo, Rachelle Cruz, Hari Alluri, and MT Vallarta, University of Washington-Bothell, 

  3. Reader @ Book Launch of "Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire" by Michelle Peñaloza, De-Canon Library, co-hosted by White Noise Project & Project APANO, Portland, OR; September 2019.

  4. Reader @ Book Launch of "Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire" by Michelle Peñaloza, Arkipelago Books, San Francisco, CA, August 2019

  5. Guest Speaker @ Clovis Community College (online) w/ Professor Von Torres, April 2020

  6. Panelist on Teaching, Pinay Power II Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; April 2019

  7. Panelist on Pinay Poetics, Pinay Power II Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; April 2019

  8. AWP Portland Offsite Reading, Filipinx Readers and Writers, March 2019

  9. AWP Panel: Text + Public Space, March 2019

  10. AWP Portland Offsite Reading, The Feminist Press & TAYO Literary Magazine, March 2019​


  1. Friday, November 30th. Featured Reader w/ Jamal Batts & Dania Cage @ Small Press Distribution Presents: A Very Unmerry Pre-Solstice Reading! @ Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, 94704, Berkeley, CA. 7-9 pm

  2. Interesting in booking Janice? Contact Janice via email.

  3. Past Readings/Performances/Events

  4. Featured Artist for Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture Literary Arts showcase. @ Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA. October 2018.

  5. Featured Reader for FANHS Santa Clara Valley Open Mic. San José, CA. October 2018. 

  6. Featured Reader @ UC Davis Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Fundraiser. Davis, CA. October 2018.

  7. Tribute to Barbara Jane Reyes @ The Rule Is: Do Not Stop: A Filipino Literary Symposium. Asian Art Museum, August 2018.

  8. Featured Reader @ Transcribing Herstory: Contemporary Filipinx Voices with Melissa Sipin, Elaine Castillo, Renee Macalino Rutledge, Trinidad Escobar and Janice Lobo Sapigao; Pilipinx American Library & SF Museum of Modern Art Public Knowledge Branch (SFMOMA),  San Francisco, CA, May 2018.

  9. Guest Speaker @ Skyline College w/ Professor Liza Erpelo, San Bruno, CA, May 2018.

  10. Feature @ Sunday Jump Open Mic, Pilipino Workers Center,  Los Angeles, CA, May 2018.

  11. Filipinx Poets for National Poetry Month Feature with Giovanni Ortega, Melinda DeJesus, and Tony Robles @ San Francisco Main Public Library, San Francisco, CA, April 2018.

  12. Panelist @ “After Tizon & Duterte: Reclaiming Narratives of the Filipinx Diaspora” with co-presenters Regie Cabico, Jerrica Escoto, Christopher Rose, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C., April 2018.

  13. Featured Reader @ Asian American Writers’ Workshop with Raquel Salas Rivera, Adeeba Talukder, Asiya Wadud, and Lara Atallah, hosted by Sophia Hussein, New York City, NY, April 2018. 

  14. Featured Reader @ Women’s History Month Poetry Reading: The Body & Healing & Book Launch for Julayne Lee’s Not My White Savior, Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, California, March 2018.

  15. Guest Speaker @ Fly Pinays Leadership Summit Game Changers Artist Panel, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, March 2018.

  16. “Taking Up Space” Professional Artists of Color Panel, College Track, East Palo Alto, CA, March 2018.

  17. Guest Speaker, GUIDE 98 with Professor A. Garcia, San José City College, San José, CA, March 2018.

  18. Featured Artist, Artist Connect @ Montalvo Arts Center, February 2018.


  1. Featured Reader for a Night of Women’s Poetry, CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA, April 2017.

  2. Featured Reader for API Heritage Month. Foothill College, Los Altos, CA. April 2017.

  3. Featured Reader for API Heritage Month. San José State University, San José, CA. April 2017.

  4. Featured Reader for National Poetry Month. Chabot College, Hayward, CA. April 2017.

  5. Guest Speaker, English 110 @ Skyline College, San Bruno, CA. April 2017. 

  6.  Host of “Hella Lit” — a first books reading featuring Denise Benavides, Michelle Lin, Kazumi Chin, Rachelle Cruz. SV Debug. San José, CA. March 2017.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Featured Reader, Studio One Reading Series w/ Steffi Drewes, Laura Walker, hosted by Casey McAlduff, Studio One Arts Center, Oakland, CA. March 2017.

  10. San Francisco Book Launch of microchips for millions w/ Von Torres, Kim Davalos, hosted by Alex Fernandez. Philippine Consulate General, SF, CA. February 2017.

  11. Featured Reader, Kundiman “In Bloom” Reading. BLOOMBARS DC, Washington, DC. February 2017.

  12. Host of TAYO Literary Magazine AWP 2017 Reading. February 2017. Soho Tea & Coffee. Washington, DC. February 2017.

  13. 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.


  1. Convocation Speaker, San José Local Lit Author Fair, San José State University MLK, Jr. Library, San José, CA. December 2016.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Guest Speaker, Puente Counseling Class, Prof. Yolanda Johnson, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. October 2016.

  6. Featured Reader @ San Francisco LitCrawl for Timeless, Infinite Light Authors, Fayes Video & Espresso Bar, San Francisco, CA, October 2016.

  7. Featured reader, Summer of Discontent Inspirational Reading & Open Mic, SV De-Bug, San José, CA, July 2016.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Featured Reader, Oakland: Crossroads w/ Lorenz Dumuk, Kimberly Escamilla, & Cathy Arellano. Studio Grand, Oakland, CA, June 2016.

  11. Opening act for Jason Bayani’s show “Locus of Control” with Jaz Sufi. Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, May 2016.

  12. Guest Speaker, COMM 176P: Communication & Gender, Prof. Nico Peck. San José State University, San José, CA. May 2016.

  13. 7th Annual Poetry Invitational. San José Museum of Art, San José, CA. April 2016.

  14. 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. 

  15. #AWP2016: Welcome To The Party: Asian American Open Mic Spaces as Sites of Resistance, Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2016. 

  16. #AWP2016: From the Margins: Literary Magazines Supporting Writers of Color, Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2016. 

  17. Guest Speaker, UC Davis 2016 Pinay Conference: “Wala Sa Mapa (Uncharted).” Davis, CA. February 2016.

 Eleven Eleven Journal Issue #20 Launch. Californi


  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 3rd Filipina/o American International Book Festival: TAYO Literary Magazine Reading, #allpinayeverything Poetics Panel, VONA/Kundiman Reading/Panel, San Francisco, CA, October 2015.

  5. Featherboard Writing Series w/ Nico Peck, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Janice Lobo Sapigao, Aggregate Art Space/Gallery, Oakland, CA, September 2015.

  6. Macaroni Necklace #4 Reading w/ Paola Capo-Garica, Amy Berkowitz, Janice Sapigao, and Wendy Trevino, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA, September 2015.

  7. Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz Book Launch, Woolsey House, Berkeley, CA, June 2015.

  8. “Amy’s Kitchen Organics”, San Francisco, CA, May 2015.

  9. Skyline College National Poetry Month Faculty Reading, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, April 2015.

  10. National Poetry Month Feature, Kearny Street Workshop & Philippine Artists & Writers Association, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA, April 2015.

  11. Hazel Reading Series, California Institute of Integral Studies, January 2015.


  1. Typhoon Haiyan Commemorative Fundraiser, Center for Art + Thought, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.

  2. Empire of Funk Filipina/o Heritage Month Event, City of San Jose/Edenvale Community Center, San Jose, CA, October 2014.

  3. “APAture Literary Arts Showcase”, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA, September 2014

  4. Featured Students Summer Writing Program Reading, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, June 2014.

  5. 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

  6. Sunday Jump open mic, Tribal Café, Los Angeles, CA, May 2014

  7. Empire of Funk Bay Area Book Release & Speak Out, I-SEEED, Oakland, CA, April 2014.

  8. Empire of Funk panel discussion, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, April 2014.

  9. CalArts Alumni Reading @ Association of Writers and Writing Programs, co-host, Seattle, WA, March 2014.


  1. “Kapwa”, Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, September 2013

  2. “Make Your Own Revolution: Fictions of Dictatorship,” KulArts/Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA, Fall 2013

  3. “Papermill Reading Series”, Tribal Café, Los Angeles, CA, June 2013

  4. Last Minute Art Collective & Proyecto Algarabia Fundraiser, Chuco’s Justice Center, Inglewood, CA, May 2013

  5. Tuesday Night Café: “The Space Show”, East West Players, Tuesday Night Project, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013

  6. Next Words: Final Showcase”, Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Los Angeles, CA, May 2013

  7. CalArts MFA Writing Program Reading with Maggie Nelson, Mady Schutzman, Bel Poblador, and Joslyn Sklar, CalArts, Valencia, CA, May 2013.

  8. NAMJAI: A Tribute to Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander Poets Anthology Release Party, Oakland, CA, February 2013


  1. “Last Minute Art Collective Show”, Baldwin Park Barber Shop, Last Minute Art Collective, Baldwin Park, CA, January 2012

  2. “Make Your Own Revolution” Bayanihan Community Center, KulArts, San Francisco, CA, September 2012

  3. “Roots II Reality”, Cal State University, Long Beach, Kappa Psi Epsilon, Long Beach, CA, March 2012

  4. “Celebrating the Working Woman,” AF3IRM Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2012

  5. “Love For The People”, Kabataang maka-Bayan, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012


  1. “Where I’m From,” host, Filipino American International Book Festival, Daly City, CA, August 2011

  2. “Literature & Lumpia” host, FilBookFest & Lekha Publishers, San Jose, CA, July 2011

  3. “AMPLIFY II”, co-host, Filipino American International Book Festival, Oakland, CA, June 2011

  4. “(re)present”, South Bay First Thursdays, San Jose, CA, May 2011

  5. “AMPLIFY! Poetry & Pandesal”, Filipino American International Book Festival, San Jose, CA, March 2011

  6. Holler at the Moon by Tinesha Davis book launch, Centerville, VA, December 2009

  7. “Typhoon Ondoy Fundraiser”, DC Filipino Young Professionals, Washington, DC, November 2009

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