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Celebrate APA Heritage with the Poetry of J.Bayani, A.Cassinetto, M.Win
May 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
About this Event
Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with Eastwind Books of Berkeley! Join us for a very special poetry reading and conversation with poets Jason Bayani, Aileen Cassinetto, and Maw Shein Win.
Register to receive a Zoom link. A recording of the event will also be posted online afterwards for further viewing.
About the poets:
Aileen Cassinetto is the current Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. Widely anthologized, Aileen is the author of the poetry collections, Traje de Boda and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems. She is the publisher of Paloma Press, an independent literary press aileencassinetto.com
Jason Bayani is artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, and author of two books, Locus and Amulet. Drawing inspiration from musical fragments in DJ culture, Locus lays tracks to create a Pilipinx-American artistic power tied to the most fundamental parts of ourselves: families, cultures,, memories passed down through generations. jasonbayani.net
Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and teaches in the Bay Area. Her first poetry is Invisible Gifts: Poems in 2018. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 – 2018), and her poetry collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House will be published by Omnidawn in Fall 2020. mawsheinwin.com