The students in Kei Fischer’s Asians in U.S. class under the Asian American Studies program at San Francisco State University sent a card thanking me for taking the time out to talk to them about the Filipino-American contributions to our country’s farm labor history. Many didn’t know that the Filipino-American manongs, who came in the […]
Hyphen Magazine – Asian America Unabridged, which was founded in 2003, published a review of my novel, A Village in the Fields, on Thursday, March 24th. You can read Jenn Lee Smith’s review here.
This past Thursday, I attended two sections of History of Asians in the U.S. class, under San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies. Lecturer Kei Fischer had her students, who were mostly freshmen, read Chapter 11 of A Village in the Fields, which chronicles the beginning of the Delano Grape Strike, and […]
I finally found time this past weekend to format two short stories that were originally published many years ago in literary journals and are now up in the Stories section of my website. “We are thinking of you,” my “latest” short story – and I say that with a toss of a laugh – was […]
Elaine Elinson’s review of my novel, A Village in the Fields, was published in the recent winter issue of Amerasia Journal (41:3). You can access information on the issue here.
I’ll be the first to say that having a reading in December is likely not a good month to lure people to the local libraries. That said, the handful of people who showed up at two events came with thoughtful questions and comments during the Q&A portion of the event. I read on a Sunday […]
Elaine Elinson, coauthor with Stan Yogi of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and the United Farm Workers representative for the grape boycott in Europe, wrote a “thorough and insightful” – quoting my good friend Kimi – review, which was posted on Positively Filipino, […]
Although on the surface this post doesn’t have anything to do with the novel, I wanted to share a poem that I wrote about our family dog, Rex, whom we said goodbye to this past Friday evening, November 20th. I will be the first to admit that I am not a poet, though every once […]
I attended the Filipino American Educators Association of California (FAEAC) Conference in Sacramento on October 30th and 31st. A more detailed blog post on my experience at the conference can be found on my blog post at The Dress at 50. But I’m posting some pictures from the two-day event here. […]
Again, I’m trying to catch up on the October events. I’m almost there! Here are some photos of the Philippine National Day Association’s (PNDA) 25th anniversary gala event, held on Thursday, October 29th. My cousin, Leila Eleccion Pereira, who is so active in the Filipino-American community and greater community, and is on the PNDA board […]