Join us for this day-long symposium exploring,
complicating and illuminating the role of poetics in transcribing and
addressing Filipino American life against the backdrop of a changing San
Francisco Bay Area. The morning session will reflect on the legacy of Al
Robles, Kearny Street Workshop poets and the fight for the International Hotel.
The afternoon session will focus on the experimental, feminist and multivalent
work of Barbara Jane Reyes. Speakers include Reyes, Tony Robles and Thea Quiray
Part 1 (11 AM – 12:30 PM)
• Opening Keynote - Thea Quiray Tagle
• Revisiting Al Robles and the Kearny Street Workshop Poets - Tony Robles, Shirley Ancheta, and Jason Bayani
• Daughter Diwata Aswang Poeta: Barbara Jane Reyes - Kathleen DeGuzman, Janice Sapigao, and Christine Abiba
• Literary Address - Barbara Jane Reyes
Free with museum admission.