F171. CANCELLED: "If You Want to Know What We Are”: A Reading of Filipinx American Literature

Status: Not Accepted

Room 218, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


In Culture & History: Occasional Notes on the Process of Philippine Becoming, Nick Joaquin writes, “The identity of a Filipino today is of a person asking what is his identity.” With long histories of colonization and migration, the Filipinx American identity is vast and various. In this event, first- and second-generation Filipinx American writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction read their work to showcase the diversity within Filipinx literature.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Event_Outline_Updated_3.2_.docx



Marianne Chan is the author of All Heathens. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Split Lip magazine.

Mark Galarrita is a Filipino American writer and a graduate of the 2017 Clarion West Writers' Workshop. His work is featured in McSweeney's, Electric Literature, Split Lip, Cosmonauts Avenue, the Wrath-Bearing Tree, and elsewhere. Currently, he is the editor of the Black Warrior Review.

Jan-Henry Gray lived undocumented in the US for more than thirty-two years. His work can be found in many journals and is also included in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color. His first book, Documents, was the winner of the 17th annual Poulin Poetry Prize judged by D.A. Powell.

Grace Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and her memoir, The Body Papers, won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.


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