FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2008
President, PAWA, Inc.
PO Box 31928
San Francisco, CA 94131
PAWA FUNDRAISER & BOOK LAUNCH OF
Field of Mirrors: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers,
edited by Edwin A. Lozada and published by PAWA, Inc.
San Francisco, CA – Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. will hold a fundraiser dinner event on February 16, 2008 at the Bayanihan Community Center, located in San Francisco, 1010 Mission Street, between 6th and 7th Streets. The event, beginning at 6pm, will also launch Field of Mirrors. PAWA’s third and newest anthology, edited by PAWA president Edwin A. Lozada, features 71 Philippine American writers from all over the US. Following the dinner, guitarist Florante Aguilar and singer Lori Abucayan will entertain. In addition, there will be readings by some authors from the anthology.
Oscar Peñaranda, author and President of the San Francisco East Bay Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society, says about the newest of the anhtologies of Philippine American writers: For a burst of versatile and fresh spirits encompassed within the variety of topics, ages of authors, eras and settings covered, genres explored, it’s hard to beat this anthology extracted from the wide spectrum of human experience. The following is a list of the 71 writers included.
Ceres S.C. Alabado, Patricia Isabel Amoroto, Jennifer Almiron, Rick Barot, James M. Constantino Bautista, Evangeline Canonizado Buell, Luis Cabalquinto, Nick Carbó, JP Catenza, Maria Teresa Mendiola Crescini, Janice De Jesus, Rey E. de la Cruz, Shirley B. Dimapilis, Helen Dizon, Ernesto V. Epistola, Rey Escobar, Robert Francis Flor, Penélope V. Flores, Luis H. Francia, Allen Gaborro, Eric Gamalinda, Sarah Gambito, Victor P. Gendrano, Almira Astudillo Gilles, Bienvenido C. Gonzalez, Remé A. Grefalda, Michele Gutierrez, Luisa A. Igloria, Jaime Jacinto, Paolo Javier, Antonio K. Joaquin, Korina M. Jocson, Vanessa Verdadero Kenyon, Susan T. Layug, Lewanda Lim, Karen Llagas, Edwin A. Lozada, Jennifer Mangantulao Macagba, Enriqueta Cartagena Mayuga, Melanie Medalle, Lora Mendoza, Cora Monce, J. Mark Muñoz, Alex G. Paman, Oscar Peñaranda, Rhodora V. Peñaranda, H. Francisco V. Peñones, Benjamin Pimentel, Jon Pineda, Elmer Omar Pizo, Edgar Poma, Cristina Querrer, Charity Ramilo, Barbara Jane Reyes, Maureen Roble, Al Robles, Tony Robles, Gayle Romasanta, Marie I. Romero, Patrick Rosal, Anthem Salgado, Juliana Seneriches, Janet C. Mendoza Stickmon, Luis Malay Syquia, Leny Mendoza Strobel, Eileen R. Tabios, Annabelle A. Udo, Alberto Vajrabukka, Elsa Valmidiano, Jean Vengua, Marianne Villanueva.
The Philippine American Writers and Artists Inc. is a non-pofit nation-wide organization of writers and artists established in 1998. Its primary mission is to disseminate the works of outstanding Filipino writers who include Philippine/Philippine American culture in their works. PAWA helps to support Philippine American writers and artists through the organization and sponsorship or co-sponsorship of events that promote Filipino American writers and artists, its publications, and through its website (www.pawainc.com). In addition, this year PAWA will begin a scholarship award for college-bound Filipino American high-school graduates.
For more information about the February 16, 2008 event, please visit www.pawainc.com/events.html or contact Edwin Lozada at 415-336-9971, firstname.lastname@example.org.