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10 June, Saturday, 2017, 8am-9pm, Bridging, A One-Day Writing Retreat in Collaboration with Hedgebrook at Saint Mary’s College of California’s MFA Creative Writing Program, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

Applying for Fellowships and Residencies: Writing Personal Statements and Project Proposals

image 4Rashaan Alexis Meneses has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, UK, and the Jacob K. Javits Program. Her fiction and non-fiction is published in various journals and anthologies, including Kartika Review, Puerto Del SolNew LettersBorderSensesKurungabaaThe Coachella ReviewPembroke Magazine, Doveglion Press, and the anthology Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. You can find her at

Bridging: A One-Day Writing Retreat
With Keynote Speaker Karen Joy Fowler
At Saint Mary’s College of California


Logo: In Collaboration with Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook and SMC MFA in Creative Writing are collaborating to present a one-day writing retreat for women.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Retreat Schedule

Saint Mary’s College of California
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575




(for past academic presentations, please click on Teaching)

  • 26, February 2016 “Cleave: Bay Area Women Writers” @ Octopus Literary Salon with Candace Eros Dias and Mary Volmer
  •  14 November 2014 reading with Raina León (organizer), Elizabeth Rosner, and Judith Hablesky @ Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA.
  •  17 November 2014 “Inciting the Global Imagination: Daring Students to Become Cosmographers” Interactive Workshop, sponsored and organized by Saint Mary’s College International Club, Soda Center (1928 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA 94575).
  • 18 October 2014, SMC MFA @ Lit Crawl with Josh Braff, Lily Brown, Robert Andrew Perez, and Susan Sasson, Bay Blend Coffee & Tea, San Francisco, CA.
  • 12 January 2014, Hazel Reading Series, including readers Sarah Frisch, Mei Li Ooi, Carolyn Cooke, and Monique Wentzel, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2 March 2013, Babylon Salon Spring 2013 Reading with Terry Bisson, Tamim Ansary, Kate Durbin, and Renee Thompson, Cantina SF, San Francisco.
  • 28 November 2012, PAWA Presents Lysley Tenorio, Monstress. Moderated by Rashaan Alexis Meneses, The Philippine Consulate
  • 18 November 2012, “Political Narratives in Colonial Amnesia: Filipino/American Landscapes”, Political Content & Engagement Writing Workshops at Mills College with instructor Melissa Rae Sipin-Gabon, co-sponsored by ANAKBAYAN East Bay, TAYO Literary Magazine and Philippine American Writers & Artists.
  • 14 October 2012, “Power of Voice” Workshops, 9th Grade Student Leadership Annual Conference, Puente Project, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • 29 September 2011- “The Places We Call Home” (part of the International Filipino Book Festival 2011) at Eastwind Books of Berkeley.
  • 14 May 2011- Keynote Speaker for Saint Mary’s College of California’s Asian Pacific American Student Association’s Cultural Graduation Ceremony
  • 27 April 2011- Saint Mary’s College of California’s Creative Writing Reading Series Alumni Reading with Rosemary Graham and Rashaan Alexis Meneses
  • 16 May 2010 – “Eating Our Words: Writings About Food & Family,” Asian Culinary Forum’s 2010 Symposium: “Filipino Flavors = Tradition + Innovation
  • 17 April 2010 – GUFFII Reading at the I-Hotel, Manilatown Heritage Foundation
  • February 2010 – Guest Lecturer for USF’s Filipino American Arts YPSP 316 taught by Barbara Jane Reyes
  • January 2010 – Growing Up Filipino II Book Launch, Bayanihan Community Center, San Francisco
  • November 2009 – PAWA, Inc’s Community & Academic Writing Programs: A Panel for Emerging Writers, San Francisco Public Library
  • October 2009 – “I’s Through the Looking Glass”- Organized and presented this a two-hour forum and workshop for Saint Mary’s students, staff, and faculty to explore and discuss issues concerning identity and culture, Delphine Cultural Center
  • November 2008 – MFA Open House Panel, MFA Creative Writing Program, Saint Mary’s College of CA
  • October 10, 2007 – “A Night of Filipino-American Writing” Presented by APASA and MFA Creative Writing Program, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • February 22, 2007 – “Sense…& Sensuality: Literary Reading,” Sponsored by Asian American Women Writer’s Association, Encantada Gallery of Fine Arts, San Francisco.
  • March 24, 2006 – “Blurred into the Landscape: Writing the Lives of Invisible Los Angeles” graduate presentation for City University of New York’s English Students Association, Graduate Student Conference on “Literature and the City.”
  • January 2006 – Paolo Javier’s “A Play, A Play”, Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Jamboree, California College of the Arts
  • October 2005 – The Lovely Nowhere- Readings by Bay Area Pin@y Writers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • October 2004 – “Wide Eyed Workshop: Nurturing Emerging Asian American Voices” by Eurie Chung in Asians in America Magazine
  • March 2004 – “Pilipino Alumni Association’s Career Nights Network” James West Alumni Center, UCLA
  • —                 “Babae- A Special Edition of the FilAm ARTS Bazaar celebrating International Women’s Day,” LA, CA
  • February 2004 – “Our Young Filipino Writers- The Filipino American’s Uphill Battle” by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard in Filipinas Magazine
  • October 2003 – “PinaySPEAKS: Making Connections Through Words and Memory” Workshop, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), San Diego Chapter Conference
  • May 2003 – “The Mixed Race Experience” on 90.7 KPFK’s Program Aziatik Rythymz, Pacifica Radio
  • —              “Verbal Eyes” Organized by CAPSA “Art of War”, Ackerman Student Union, UCLA Campus
  • September 2002 –  Moderated “Finding Home” Reading Series, PAN Literary Arts/Spoken Word, SIPA, Los Angeles, CA