Literary Reading

Pinoy Word Expressed Kultura Arts

presents

"Pilipino Folklore para sa Iyong Puso"

The 2022 Pagdiriwang Festival Literary Reading

FEATURED READERS: Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor,

Nancy Calos Nakano, Charity Bagatsing & Reni Roxas

June 4, 2022 l 1:30 PM

Funded by:

Poets and Writers, Inc.

Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA)

Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington

 

Co-sponsors:

Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington

Filipino American Educator of Washington (FAEW)

ROBERT FRANCIS FLOR, PhD, a Seattle native, was raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. His poems appeared in Raven Chronicles, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, Four Cornered Universe, 4 and 20 Journal, the Wanderlust Journal, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Baseball Bard, Poets Against the War, the Seattle Post Intelligencer (2005) and the Field of Mirrors anthology (2008), Voices of the Asian American Experience (2012) University of Santa Cruz and Where Are You From? the Thymos Book Project (2013), Portland, Oregon. His poetry chapbook Alaskero Memories was published by Carayan Press, Ltd in 2017.

 

His plays largely take place in Seattle's Filipino community. His full-length play Daniel’s Mood, was a Studio Lab selection (2011) at Freehold Theatre. Scenes from My Uncle’s Letters were read in the ACT Theatre Multicultural Playwrights Festival in 2014. The Injury (2013), Pinoy Hill (2014) in Pinakbet (2015) were performed in the Eclectic Theatre Festival.  Salamangka’s Barber Shop was showcased at the Burien Actors Theatre (2015). These were performed again in 2018 at Seattle's Filipino Community Center.  Mabuhay Majesty was produced at the Rainer Arts Center in 2017.  Christmas Snow Globes was read at the Shawanee Playhouse in Pennsylvania in 2020. Reminisce, The Great Ube Baking Contest, Salamangka Returns and Pinoys Play Ball are plays in progress.  The FAYTS was retitled to Adama and the Demons and currently in revision.


Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts. He graduated from the Artist Trust 2010 EDGE Writers Development Program. In 2018, he received a King County 4Culture Fellowship Award. He is a member of the American Writers & Writing Programs, Academy of American Poets, Artist Trust, Theater for Puget Sound, Rain City Writers, Seattle Playwrights Circle and the Dramatist Guild.

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