Friday January 29, 2PM PST / 5PM EST

JMO-FF reading

A Reading & Conversation featuring Dr. Frederic Foote, author of Medic Against Bomb, and Jeanne-Marie Osterman, author of Shellback

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Book Launch of BLUE at the Library of Congress
Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC, September 18, 2017 at 12 PM, featuring Wesley St. Jo and Remé Grefalda

PAMANA: Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival
October 6-8, 2017 at the San Francisco Public Library, featuring Eileen Tabios and others

LITQUAKE’s Lit Crawl
October 14, 2017 at 8pm, DOVRE CLUB, 1498 Valencia St SF, featuring Paloma Press authors

AAWAA’s (Asian American Women Artist Association) “Dear Mother”
March 10, 2018 @ 1 PM at the San Pablo Art Gallery, 13831 San Pablo Ave, featuring Melinda Luisa de Jesús and others

Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.‘s “Filipinx Poets for National Poetry Month”
April 29, 2018 @ 1 PM at The Learning Studio, 5th Floor, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, featuring Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Giovanni Ortega, Tony Robles, and Janice Lobo Sapigao

Eastwind’s Literary Salon
May 6, 2018 @ 2 PM at Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, featuring Melinda Luisa de Jesús with Eileen R. Tabios and Kim Shuck

Book Launch of Robert Cowan’s CLOSE APART
July 17, 2018 @ 7 PM at The POWERHOUSE Arena, 28 Adams St., Brooklyn, New York

HAY(NA)KU 15th Anniversary Celebration!
September 8th @ 2 PM at the SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A/B, Lower Level. The event featured an all-star cast Poetry Reading 😉 with a Dance Performance, Drinks, Snacks, and a Birthday Cake!

“Words With A View” Exhibition
August 6th to December 6, 2018 at the Filipino American Center, Third Floor, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street

Month-Long Hay(na)ku Exhibit at the Saint Helena Public Library 1492 Library Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574

Christopher X. Shade in conversation with authors Joseph Salvatore and Leigh Newman
New York, NY
Thursday April 11, 6:00 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street

Christopher X. Shade‘s Book Celebration with the Writers Studio
New York, NY
Sunday May 5, 7:30 pm
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street

Christopher X. Shade in conversation with Author Lesley Dormen, Writers
New York, NY
Tuesday May 14, 6:30 pm
Studio Craft Class

Christopher X. Shade
Portland, OR
Thursday May 30, 7:00 pm
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway

Christopher X. Shade in conversation with Paloma Press Publisher (and Poet Laureate of San Mateo County) Aileen Cassinetto
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 pm
Book Passage in the historic Ferry Building

Christopher X. Shade
Long Beach, CA
Sunday June 9, 3:00 pm
Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street

Christopher X. Shade
Los Angeles, CA
Monday June 10, 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd, in West Hollywood
With introduction by author Don Cummings

Christopher X. Shade
Fairhope, AL
Thursday June 13, 6:00 pm
Page & Palette Bookstore, 32 South Section St

Christopher X. Shade‘s joint book launch event with John Domini, on tour for his novel The Color Inside a Melon
New York, NY
Friday, July 19, 7pm
Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St, Astoria (Queens)

Christopher X. Shade‘s joint book launch event with John Domini, on tour for his novel The Color Inside a Melon
New York, NY
Saturday, July 20, 7pm
POWERHOUSE @ the Archway, 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn

Featuring Christopher X. Shade‘s The Good Mother of Marseille
New York, NY
Wednesday, August 21, 12:30pm
Debut Author Panel, Bryant Park Reading Room

Book launch of Elsewhen by Robert Cowan
September 22 at 5pm
Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers Bushwick

Book signing of Christopher X. Shade‘s The Good Mother of Marseille
New York, NY
Sunday, September 22, 10am – 6pm
Brooklyn Book Festival, Cagibi booth

Featuring Christopher X. Shade‘s The Good Mother of Marseille
Gadsden, AL
Thursday September 26, 5 pm
King’s Olive Oil,
534 Broad St
in conversation with Tena King, Fran Ebinger Beresid Andrepont, and Al Andrepont

Featuring Christopher X. Shade‘s The Good Mother of Marseille
Birmingham, AL
Saturday September 28, 1 pm
Little Professor Books, 2844 18th St S

Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019

Koret Auditorium, 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Walter Ang, Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino, Cecilia Brainard, Aileen Cassinetto, EJR David, Cindy Fazzi, Elmer Omar Bascos, Grace Talusan, Alfred A. Yuson, Criselda Yabes

Koret Auditorium, 4- 5:15 p.m.
Arlene Biala, Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, Rin Chupeco, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Angelo R. Lacuesta, Yves Lamson, Rick Rocamora, Ricco Siosoco, Leny Strobel, Ted Cayobit Visaya

Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room
@1:30pm, Ivy Alvarez (author of Diaspora: Volume L)

Humanity at the iconic Bird & Beckett Books
Sunday, October 20 @2pm

A reading and conversation featuring Eileen Tabios (St. Helena-based author most recently of “Witness in the Convex Mirror”), Murzban Shroff (Mumbai-based author most recently of “Fasttrack Fiction”), & Robert Cowan (New York-based author most recently of “Elsewhen”), on the anthology, HUMANITY, and their most recent works, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto

Paloma Press, Trio House Press & Vox Populi host a virtual reading
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 4pm EST

Aileen Cassinetto, Tayve Neese and Michael Simms host a virtual reading featuring Ivy Alvarez, Madeleine Barnes, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Joe Osterhaus & Christopher X. Shade

In the Dictator’s Aftermath: Conversation and Book Launch for PAGPAG by Eileen R. Tabios
Saturday July 18, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) / Sunday July 19, 2020 08:00 AM Manila

Marcelina: A Reading by Jean Vengua
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5pm Pacific

Sunday January 24, 3p PST / 6p EST


Reaching for Joy, Four Poets Read: Jeanne-Marie Osterman, Janice N. Harrington, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, and Christopher X. Shade read from their recent books to honor loss and grief, and at the same time celebrate hope and healing.

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