Category Archives: Writing

Chapbook Making with Debbie Yee, SF, 2/6/12 and 2/13/12

“Hallmark Card Shmallmark Card! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to screen print and bind your original love poems, short story or other-content chapbooks in multiples.

In two sessions, workshop participants will learn the skills and access equipment to produce hand-bound, screen-printed chapbooks using tabletop Gocco print machines from Japan, needles and thread. Come try out the Gocco, learn about quick and crafty chapbook production or, with advance preparation and planning, print and finish an edition of up to 20 chapbooks of your own, suitable for giving.

A separately-scheduled chapbook reading by emerging and published authors in Celebration of the Chapbook, and an opportunity to sell or trade your chapbook, will follow.”

TAYO Launch Party / Eliseo’s Art Exhibit Opening – 10/21/11, Moorpark

“TAYO Arts & Culture will be releasing its third annual literary magazine at this exhibit opening, supporting one of its longtime featured artists, Eliseo Art Silva in his exhibit opening at The Arthur Gallery. Eliseo’s solo exhibition of his paintings entitled “Memory and Surveillance” will include over a dozen new paintings and sculptures, running for the next two months and will include his posters and prints of paintings and murals. Over 25 paintings and sculptures will fill the gallery exploring contemporary themes, images, memory and narratives of Filipino America and beyond. We hope you can join TAYO and Eliseo on this special night.”

13th of the Month Thing: Beach Day & TAYO Reading with FilAm Creative! – Manhattan Beach, 8/13/11

Beach Day & TAYO Reading

“Community! Art! Beach! Uh-huh, sounds good!!

Join FilAm Creative (FAC) and TAYO Literary Magazine for SoCal’s hottest party of the month! FAC’s 13th of the Month Thing is your opportunity to have a great time while meeting the FilAm entertainment and media industry’s creatives. August spotlights authors, poets, and artists!

THIS MONTH: Beach Day & TAYO Reading!!
…(free event, donations to TAYO or FAC welcome)

FilAm Creative is partnering with TAYO Literary Magazine to produce their 2nd annual Beach Day & TAYO Reading. Bring your sunscreen and towel, but also get ready to meet many of the best artists on the scene today! Writers, spoken-word, and other artists are welcome to bring their work to display, exhibit, or perform.”

PAWA Workshop: How to Submit Your Work for Publication – SF, 7/30/11

PAWA Workshop: How to Submit Your Work for Publication

“What to Bring: yourselves, your questions, your current submissions packets, your current submissions calls resources.

Who Should Attend: Aspiring and emerging writers with limited or no experience with the submissions process, or writers with some submissions experience, who would like to refine or clarify their own current processes.

For more information, please email:

I have the space reserved from 10 am until 2 pm, and will use that entire time if necessary, to present, to discuss, to answer questions.

The rationale for this workshop: For some time now, I have been receiving a volume of email questions, many people asking me how to submit work, how to make a submission, how to determine where to submit. There is no single or quick way to answer these questions adequately, especially via email, especially when I do not know the writer and/or his/her publication experience/history.

I am therefore conducting a workshop via PAWA, so that I can have the space to answer these questions in a non-virtual forum, but first, break it down: What are the do’s and don’t’s. In other words, what are our commandments, and what are our cardinal sins.

* I will compile and present resources, places where I find submissions calls.
* We will discuss how and where we decide to submit our work.
* We will discuss literary journals, magazines, anthologies. We will discuss print and online publication.
* We will talk about cover letters and bio statements.
* We will read a number of sample submissions calls carefully for the directions that we must follow. What does each publication require? For example: What are their page limits and formatting specifics, what are their policies on snail mail versus online submissions, on unpublished or previously published work?
* We will discuss ways of recording/tracking our submissions.
Finally, we will Q&A until we’re good and done.” -Barbara Jane Reyes

A Summer Night in Korea: Film, Music, Food and More – LA, 6/10/11

A Summer Night in Korea

“Get to know Korean filmmaking with the U.S premiere of the thriller Best Seller, written and directed by Lee Jeong-ho.  Best-selling novelist Hee-Soo retreats to the country after a plagiarism scandal. There she hears a mysterious figure tell horrifying stories. Desperate for a comeback, Hee-Soo uses these stories as the basis for her next novel, which becomes another best seller. Her success is short lived as the stories in the novel are discovered to have been published 10 years earlier. To prove her innocence, she returns to the country to uncover the mystery that lies there. In Korean, with English subtitles. Pre-event performance by up-and-coming Korean fusion music ensemble Yerak on Edison Plaza.”

  • WHERE: Ford Amphitheatre
    2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • WHEN: Friday, 6/10/11, 8:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $10 if purchased by 6/3; $15 full price; $5 students and children. Multiple-event purchase and group discounts available.

“In This Skin” Performance/Writing Workshop with Aimee Suzara, 6/12/11, Oakland

“Join Aimee Suzara, writer/performer and director of the Pagbabalik (return) project, for a writing workshop that allows you to explore attitudes around skin color, body image, and beauty. Develop gesture and text through guided writing and movement exercises. This workshop is a part of the development phase of the multidisciplinary piece, A History of the Body, written by Suzara, debuted as a work-in-progress in residency with Kularts, inc.”