All month long in August, PAL / The Pilipinx American Library transforms the museum’s Resource Room into a reading room and gathering space to highlight the writings of poet, activist and oral historian Al Robles (1930–2009); feminist experimental poet Barbara Jane Reyes, author of “Invocation to Daughters” (City Lights, 2017); and the Kearny Street Workshop poets. Their work embodies the struggle, resistance, joy and promise of Filipino American life in the Bay Area.
Dedicated to publications exclusively by Filipino voices, PAL / The Pilipinx American Library is a mobile, non-circulating library that collects print histories and celebrates narratives by writers, poets, artists and scholars across the diaspora.
PAL at the Asian Art Museum will host a series of programs — readings, workshops, performances — in collaboration with community partners, literary organizations, writers, artists and activists.
Thursday, Aug 2 – The Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum Opening Reception
Thursday, Aug 9 – TAYO Literary Magazine Presents
Saturday, Aug 11 – PAL Artists Retreat
Thursday, Aug 16 – Screening: “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles”
Thursday, Aug 23 – What is Pinay Liminality?Conversation and Oral History Workshop
Saturday, Aug 25 – The Rule Is, Do Not Stop: A Filipino Literary Symposium
Thursday, Aug 30 – Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2018