Community Lecture with Philippine American Writers and Artists

In honor of Filipino American History Month, join the Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group for an afternoon discussion with Edwin Lozada on the history and mission of Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA). PAWA is a non-profit organization and independent publisher of Filipino American literature. Re-launched in 1998, the organization seeks to create venues for Filipino American artists and has extended its community beyond ethnic and aesthetic boundaries. PAWA also coordinates and hosts the Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookFest). 

Edwin Agustín Lozada has dedicated 27 years as an educator in the California public school system and for many years was chair and co-chair of the World Languages Department at Woodside High School. Having a passion for the arts, he trained to be a concert pianist during his university years at San Francisco State University, was a company member of Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos in San Francisco in the late eighties and early nineties, and is an avid collector of world textiles. Lozada is a Fullbright-Hays scholar and is a past recipient of an Individual Artist Commisions Grant in Literary Arts from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He is author of two books of poetry, Sueños anónimos/Anonymous Dreams (2001), Bosquejos/Sketches (2003) and has edited two anthologies, Field of Mirrors: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers (2008), Remembering Rizal: Voices from the Diaspora (2011). He is president of Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA, Inc.) and currently the executive director of the Filipino American International Book Festival which is held biennially in San Francisco.

Event details
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dwinelle 341, Level F/G