Join us for a raucous reading & celebration of Ricco Villanueva Siasoco’s debut collection of stories, The Foley Artist. Co-sponsored by Gaudy Boy and Kundiman.
RSVP HERE! $5 Suggested Donation.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to AAWW public programs. The Asian American Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told.
Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a writer, educator, and activist. He has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a board member of Kundiman, a national literary organization dedicated to Asian American literature. Ricco lives in Los Angeles and The Foley Artist is his first book.
Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the United States in her early teens. Her novels include Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, winner of the American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. Work for the stage includes adaptations of Dogeaters and The Gangster Of Love, and most recently, a collaboration with Fabian Obispo (Felix Starro). Honors and prizes include a Gerbode, Hewlett Foundations’ Playwriting Award, a Philippine National Book Award, a Lucille Lortel Playwrights’ Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fiction Fellowship, a Kesselring Prize Honorable Mention for Dogeaters, an NEA-TCG Playwriting Residency Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Sundance Playwrights’ Lab and the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab. She is presently working on a musical play about the pioneering, all-female rock band, Fanny.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books), Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers, The Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Asian American Arts Alliance and grants and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony. She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University.
Joseph O. Legaspi, a 2015 Fulbright fellow, is the author of the collections Threshold (CavanKerry Press, 2017) and Imago (University of Santo Tomas Press (Philippines); CavanKerry Press (U.S.)), and two chapbooks: Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of the David Blair Memorial Prize, and Subways (Thrush Press). A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, his poems appeared or are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, World Literature Today, PEN International, North American Review, Callaloo, Bloomsbury Review, Poets & Writers, Gulf Coast, Gay & Lesbian Review, and the anthologies Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton) and Tilting the Continent (New Rivers Press). A recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he resides in Queens, NY and works as Assistant to the Administrator at The Pulitzer Prizes.
Gary Gabisan, sometimes known as Guro Gary or simply Un-G, is a filmmaker, musician, DJ and educator, with over 15 years of experience in the corporate (MTV, Walt Disney Studios) and non-profit sectors (Center for Asian American Media, Planned Parenthood).
This event will be livestreamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page.
NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY
* The space is wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
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