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The Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library in association with Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. presents:
Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. Literary Reading with
Randall Mann, Kristin Naca, Debbie Yee, and Mariano Zaro
Saturday July 11, 2009
2:00 -4:30 pm
Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room B
Randall Mann is the author of two collections of poetry, BREAKFAST WITH THOM GUNN (University of Chicago 2009) and COMPLAINT IN THE GARDEN (Zoo/Orchises 2004), winner of the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize; and co-author of the textbook WRITING POEMS, Seventh Edition (Pearson Longman 2007). He works as an editor and lives in San Francisco.
Kristin Naca‘s poems have been published in Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner and Octopus Magazine. She recently graduated with a PhD from University of Nebraska, and MFA from Pitt. Her book Bird Eating Bird was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa, for the mtvU National Poetry Series Prize. It will appear with Harper Perennial in September.
Debbie Yee is a trusts and estates attorney and Kundiman fellow. Debbie’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, OCHO, Fence and The Best American Poetry 2009. Debbie blogs irregularly at www.debbieyee.com.
Mariano Zaro was born in Borja (Spain) in 1963 and since 1994 he has lived in Santa Monica. He is the author of Where From/Desde Donde (Bay Books, 1996), Poems of erosion/Poemas de la erosión (Carayan Press, 2003) and The House of Mae Rim/La Casa de Mae Rim (Carayan Press, 2008). Visit his website here.
All programs at the library are free.
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)
PAWA Arkipelago Reading Series
08/23/2009: Penélope V. Flores, Joaquin (Jay) Gonzalez, Kevin Nadal, and Benito M. Vergara, Jr. 2 pm @ the Bayanihan Community Center (Mission @ 6th), SF.
09/19/2009: Oliver de la Paz, Joseph O. Legaspi, Mari L’Esperance, and Theresa Calpotura (guitar). 2 pm @ the Bayanihan Community Center.
10/17/2009: Writing Workshop with Luis Francia. 10 am @ the Bayanihan Community Center. Reading with Neela Banerjee, Luis Francia, Jean Vengua, and TBA. 2 pm @ the Bayanihan Community Center.
11/07/2009: Justin Chin, Sarah Gambito, Maiana Minahal, and Marianne Villanueva. 2 pm @ the Bayanihan Community Center.
All readings are free and open to the public.