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Saturday, September 23, 75th Collegiate Seminar Symposium at Saint Mary’s College of California. More details to come soon!




(for past academic presentations, please click on Teaching)

  • 9 June 2017 “Bridging: A One-Day Writing Retreat, Hedgebrook and SMC MFA Creative Writing” facilitated workshop “Tracking a Moving Target: Applying to Residencies & Fellowships”
  • 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