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Perspectives on Filipino and Filipino-American Writing

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Hala Bira!: A Celebration of Philippine Literature
Date and Time: 
March 8, 1997 - 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Spring Street

A panel discussion moderated by Nick Carbo and featuring M Evelina Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, and Eileen Tabios. What does it mean to write in a borrowed tongue? This panel discussion examines each participant’s individual development in relation to the literary/historical contexts of Filipino identity.

This program coincides with the publication of three major anthologies: Returning a Borrowed Tongue: An Anthology of Filipino-American Poetry; Flippin’: Filipinos on America; and Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, co-sponsored by The Asia Society and The Asian American Writers' Workshop
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations