First Philippine Literature Festival


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

3:00 - 5:30 PM,                      Southeast Asian Writers Panel
Korean Center Aud.               Theme: "Literature as History, History as Literature"

Speakers: Maria Josephine Barrios (The Philippines)
Trisilpa Boonkhachorn (Thailand)
Georges Chigas and U Sam Oeur (Cambodia)


Thursday, April 12, 2007

2:00 – 5:00 PM           PAGTATAGPO: Philippine Writers Summit
QLCSS 412                Topic: "The Direction of Filipino and Filipino American Writing in the US"

Invited Panelists:
Ma. Josephine Barrios (Cultural/historical voice of Filipino/Filipino American Writing)
R. Zamora Linmark (Filipino writing in the diaspora)
Ninotchka Rosca (Commitment of the Writer to his/her Community)
Michelle Cruz Skinner (State of Publishing Filipino/Filipino American Works in Hawaii)
Francis Tanglao-Aguas (Avenues open to Writers in Promoting his/her craft)
Marianne Villanueva (Visibility/Invisibility of Philippine/Filipino American Literature in the US)
Local Writers (Challenges of Promoting Filipino/Filipino American Writing in Hawaii/US)


5:00 PM                                 Performance: "The Sarimanok Travels"
QLCSS 412                           By Francis Tanglao-Aguas

A solo epic performance featuring 6 male and female characters


Friday, April 13, 2007

2:30 - 2:20 PM                      Martial Law Babies on Martial Law:
Kuykendall 301                     The Artistic Process of When the Purple Settles
                                              Lecture by Francis Tanglao-Aguas

“When the Purple Settles”, winner of the 2002 Palanca Award, explores the story of a socially involved Filipino family from the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos to their migration to the United States.


6:00-9:00 PM,                         SA INDAYOG NG WIKA:  In the Rhythm of Words
Philippine Consulate Lanai        Literary Musical Event and the launching of the Katipunan
2433 Pali Highway                   Literary Journal.

Performances and Readings By:
Johanna Almiron, Ma. Josephine Barrios, Bernard Ellorin, R. Zamora Linmark, Melanie Medalle, Jon Ellis Pangilinan, Ninotchka Rosca, Michelle Cruz Skinner, Francis Tanglao-Aquas, Marianne Villanueva, Kalipahu Dance Company

Rose de Aquino, Rochelle Aurellano, Adam Cachero, James Funtanilla, Katrina Guerrero, Michael Javines, Bryan Juan, Kristen Kaneshiro, Brandon Lesano, Desmond Ramelb Jordan Rivera,