“Marcelina”: A Reading by Jean Vengua

Welcome to the launch of MARCELINA by Jean Vengua. This poetry chapbook is a meditation on the murder of Cecilia Navarro in 1930s Central California. The life of Navarro and her place in an earlier Filipino migrant community is explored in the documentary “The Celine Archive” which recently won the 2020 Los Angeles Independent Film…

Denise Low interviews Eileen Tabios; Neil Leadbetter reviews PAGPAG

Denise Low interviews Eileen R. Tabios; Neil Leadbetter reviews PAGPAG by Eileen R. Tabios DL: You have a large body of published work, and the listing of publications is available on your website. How does this new book of short stories PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora (Paloma Press) relate to your themes in…

Marcelina

Paloma Press is pleased to announce the release of its 20th book, MARCELINA: A meditation on the murder of Cecilia “Celing” Navarro, by Dr. Jean Vengua. ISBN: 978-1-7344965-0-5 Official Release Date: September 2020 Pages: 34 Price: $16 Available now on Amazon. To purchase directly from the publisher or to inquire about review copies, please email:…

Peninsula Virtual Bookfest

September/October 2020 Peninsula Virtual Bookfest The Peninsula Virtual Bookfest brings together a diverse community of writers and book lovers, in a series of vital and inspiring readings and conversations during the months of September and October. Curated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, the virtual bookfest will feature 60 authors, in collaboration with…

Power to the Poets: Vote for Change

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 5pm Pacific Power to the Poets: Vote for Change Via FB Live Hosts: Aileen Cassinetto, Tony Robles & Poetess April J. Armstrong Featuring (in order of appearance): Bethlehem and Sad Patrick combine soul, jazz, folk, vocals, guitar and percussion to deliver powerful songs on universal themes — the struggles of modern…

TGMoM’s lost chapter

Christopher X. Shade, author of The Good Mother of Marseille, writes: I teach poetry and fiction at The Writers Studio, where we use models and techniques to help writers discover a unique voice and style for their material. One of my favorite models to teach is Annette Sanford’s “Nobody Listens When I Talk,” a short…