APPEARANCES

June 10, 2018: Featured Reader w/ Penelope Lowder, Jason McCall, Vandana Khanna, & Clinton Patterson, Sunday Legends Reading curated by Neelanjana Banerjee, Other Books/Otros Libros, Los Angeles, CA

June 9, 2018: Featured Performer, New Work: “Blue Bin Improvisations,” for MexiCali Biennial Launch, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

June 1, 2018: Featured Speaker, TIFTM Book Launch, Sponsors: Dimensions of Culture Program, Cross Cultural Center, & SPACES, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

May 27, 2018: Featured Reader, w/ David Lloyd & Trevor Joyce, Effie Street Readings, Los Angeles, CA

May 10-11, 2018: Featured Speaker & Workshop Facilitator, Sponsors: Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

May 5, 2018: Featured Reader & Filmmaker, Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Sponsor: Department of Ethnic Studies, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

May 1, 2018: Featured Reader, Undisciplined Encounters Series/TIFTM Book Launch, Sponsor: Department of Media and Cultural Studies & Professor Sarita See, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

April 26-27, 2018: Featured Speaker & Research Workshop Facilitator, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

April 19, 2018: Guest Lecturer, Critical Thinking & Composition w/ Professor Jennifer Derilo, Sponsors: Department of English, & Poets & Writers, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

April 14, 2018: Keynote Speaker, Humanities & Social Science Week, Sponsors: Humanities & Social Sciences Inter-Club Council, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

March 30, 2018: Conference Panelist, Writers Don’t Go to AAAS: Bridging the Gap between the Asian American Literary Community and Asian American Literary Scholarship, w/ Cathy Linh Che, Floyd Cheung, Barbara Jane Reyes, Timothy Yu, Nayomi Munaweera, Neelanjana Banerjee, & Lawrench-Minh Bui Davis, Association of Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA

March 29, 2018: Conference Panelist, Fictions of Dictatorship & the Afterlives of Martial Law, w/ Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Christine Bacareza Balance, & Josen M. Diaz, Association of Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA

March 28, 2018: Featured Reader, Poetry Reading, w/ Barbara Jane Reyes, Eileen R. Tabios, & Chris Santiago, Sponsor: Philippine American Writers Association (PAWA, Inc.), Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco, CA

March 28, 2018: Guest Lecturer, Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture w/ Professor Ray San Diego, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

March 24, 2018: Featured Reader, San Bernardino Arts Fest, w/ Micah Chatterton & James Ducat, Sponsor: PoetrIE, San Manuel Stadium, San Bernardino, CA

March 21, 2018: Guest Lecturer, Creative Writing w/ Professor James Ducat, Sponsors: MUSE Literary Journal & Poets & Writers, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

January 18, 2018: Featured Reader & Workshop Facilitator, Afterlives of Martial Law / TIFTM Book Launch, Sponsors: Department of Asian American Studies, UCI Humanities Commons, & Orange County Southeast Asian Archive, Cross-Cultural Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

January 17, 2018: Featured Reader, The Philippines and Its Elsewheres / TIFTM Book Launch, Sponsors: Department Asian American Studies, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Library, & Office of Instructional Development, Powell Library Rotunda Room, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

November 14, 2017: Featured Reader, Spectrum Series, Sponsors: Student Equity, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA

November 11, 2017: TIFTM BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, w/ special guests: Aimee Suzara, Jason Bayani, & Janice Lobo Sapigao, Arkipelago Books, San Francisco, CA

November 9, 2017: Guest Lecturer, Filipino American Experience w/ Dr. Catherine Ceniza Choy, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

November 8, 2017: Guest Lecturer, Intro to Filipino Studies & Filipino Cultural Productions w/ Professor Irene Duller, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

November 1, 2017: TIFTM BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, w/ special musical guest: Arash “Shammy Dee” Haile, Sponsors: Pfau Library, Lubos PASO, English Club, English Department, & Pacific Review, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

October 24, 2017: Featured Reader, Sariling Atin: We Are Our Stories: A Fil Am History Month Literary Reading, w/ Hari Alluri, Jennifer Derilo, Ellen deCastro Baron, Jon Briones, & Edward Aparis, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

October 19, 2017: Conference Panelist, Pressure Points in the Language Contract, w/ Violet Harlo, Sawako Nakayasu, & Jai Arun Ravine, Thinking Its Presence: Race & the Ephemeral Archive 2017, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

October 12, 2017: Featured Performer, Pilipinx American Heritage Month, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

October 7, 2017: Keynote Speaker, Kuya Ate Mentorship Program 10th Birthday Jam!, Community Hall of the United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3930, San Diego, CA

September 29, 2017: Featured Reader, Staged Readings by Filipina/o/x American Authors, Filipino American Educators Association of California (FAEAC) Conference, Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA

September 9, 2017: Guest Reader, Inland Imperial: Album Release Party for West Coast Avengers, San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts, San Bernardino, CA



PREVIOUS READINGS & PERFORMANCES 2001-2017 (PARTIAL LIST)

PoetrIE Poetry Reading at Garcia Center for the Arts (San Bernardino, CA)

Spectrum Series at Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)

One Book, One San Diego: Featured Lecture/Performance at Central Library (San Diego, CA)

Performing the Asian Avant-Garde Symposium at CIIS (San Francisco, CA) 

Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) Conference (Honolulu, HI)

LitQuake/LitCrawl 2015: Six Authors/Six Genres (San Francisco, CA)

Quiet Lightning + Art Span + Superhero Exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery (San Francisco, CA)

9th International Conference of the Philippines (East Lansing, MI)

Make Your Own Revolution w/ Kularts (San Francisco, CA)

UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center 20th Anniversary Celebration (San Diego, CA)

Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser (San Diego, CA)

LitQuake/LitCrawl 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

3rd National Asian American Theater Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

Discovery Sundays at the La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA)

Stop the Killings Benefit Show at Che Cafe (San Diego, CA)

Magkasama: Community Festival (La Jolla, CA)

Bronze Lit: Filipino American Voices in Literature (San Francisco, CA)

UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center 10th Anniversary Celebration (San Diego, CA)

Handog: A Community Performance (Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines)

Revolution of Words and Hearts f/ Long Hairz Collective (San Diego, CA)

Tagalog and Pilipino Studies Spoken Word Night (Irvine, CA)

Bombs and Butterflies (Davis, CA)

Youth Activist Workshop, Activist San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Almost Fame-Us Show (New York, NY)

Opening Performance for Jesse Jackson Speech on Democracy (San Diego, CA)

Pub after Dark f/ Zion I and Aceyalone (San Diego, CA)

Tuesday Night’s Café (Los Angeles, CA)

Art Escape (San Diego, CA)

Eclectic(Los Angeles, CA)

Asian Pacific Heritage Month (Irvine, CA)

Langston Hughes Poetry Celebration (San Diego, CA)

Poetic Brew at Claire De Lune’s (San Diego, CA)

Voice Sessions (San Diego, CA)

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (San Pedro, CA)

Opening Act for I Was Born with Two Tongues (La Jolla, CA)