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Filipino American Literature
October 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, October 12, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
“Literature [is] an existential function; the search for lightness [is] a reaction to the weight of living. ~ Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium
What is Filipino American Literature?
Is anything written by a Filipino American considered Fil-Am Lit?
If the theme written is Fil-Am experience, is this considered Fil-Am Lit?
Do you have to be Filipino American to write works considered to be Fil-Am Lit?
Join this rare discussion featuring two icons in Filipino American literature.
Luisa Igloria, Ph.D, Professor of English at Old Dominion University and current Poet Laureate of Virginia.
Peter Bacho, J.D. whose novel, Cebu, was the 1992 American Book Award winner.