Latino And Filipino Poets Explore Cultural Mythologies

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On Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 – 4 p.m. at the central branch (Central Library) of the Seattle Public Library, three Latino/a and three Filipino/a poets will look at the influence of Latino and Filipino mythology on poetry during an event titled “Latino and Filipino Poets Explore Cultural Mythologies”. Through readings of original works, and an open Q&A session with the audience, the artists will compare and explore cultural mythological influences, of both indigenous and shared colonial origins, on the works of contemporary Latino/a and Filipino/a poets.

This event is the result of a unique collaboration between two community arts organizations: La Sala, a local Latino/a artists network and advocacy group, and Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), a local Filipino arts and literary organization.

Pacific Northwest artists reading original works created for this event are:

Roberto Ascalon - poet, writer, educator, and spoken-word performance artist
Jim Cantú - emerging poet and writer
Lorna Dee Cervantes - internationally acclaimed poet
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs - poet, cultural worker, and educator
Emily Lawsin - poet, writer and educator
Sam Rodrick Roxas-Chua - poet and editor

Artistic Director: Robert Flor

Headshots and full bios of the artists are available by request to

This event funded in part by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture's smART ventures program. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. La Sala is a Shunpike-affiliate. Special thanks to the Seattle Public Library.
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