[PAST EVENT] Filipino American Writing Festival

April 5, 2023 - April 6, 2023
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William & Mary’s Department of English and the Patrick Hayes Writers Series proudly present the first-ever W&M Filipino American Writing Festival! All events will be open to the public and will take place on campus on April 5th and 6th.

“W&M's Filipino American Writing Festival will bring together some of the most preeminent voices in Asian American literature," says Professor Jon Pineda, festival coordinator. "We are so honored to have these amazing writers visiting campus and sharing their gifts with the William & Mary community.”

The Filipino American Writing Festival will feature renowned authors Oliver de la Paz (current Poet Laureate of Worcester, MA); Sarah Gambito (winner of the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers); Joseph O. Legaspi (winner of the Global Filipino Literary Award); Aimee Nezhukumatathil (winner of Barnes & Noble’s "Book of the Year" Award); and Patrick Rosal (winner of the William Carlos Williams Book Award from the Poetry Society of America). They will participate in readings of their work, Q&A sessions, and the panel discussion “Writing Identity, Writing Community.”

The "Writing Identity, Writing Community" panel discussion will be on April 5th, from 2 to 3 PM in Room 201 of Washington Hall. A reading and book signing by Oliver de la Paz, Sarah Gambito, and Joseph Legaspi will then take place from 7 to 8 PM in the same location. The Leah Glenn Dance Theatre will have an outdoor performance on April 6th, from 6 to 6:15 PM at the Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved. The performance will be followed by a reading and book signing by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Patrick Rosal, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in Tucker Theater.

For any inquiries, please contact [[w|jpineda]].