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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.”

Reading to benefit Serve the People – Oakland, 7/17/11

Serve the People

“The reading will feature prose, poetry, and music. Performers include: Dickson Lam, David Maduli, and youth from the grassroots organization Serve the People (STP). We will also be displaying art and selling t-shirts as well! Proceeds will benefit STP. No one turned away for lack of funds.

*Dickson Lam earned his MFA degree in creative writing from Rutgers-Newark University and is also a graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia U…niversity. He has taught in small schools in New York, Oakland, and San Francisco and was a founding teacher at June Jordan School for Equity. He is currently writing a memoir about growing up Asian American in a public housing project in San Francisco and trying to father himself the best he could with an absent father.

*David Maduli is a veteran public school teacher, active deejay in the Bay Area music scene, and published poet. He has received degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is an alumni of Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) summer workshop for writers of color. He is in the process of completing his debut collection of poems.

*Donna Nguyen is a singer who loves thrill rides, bright colors and works on being a boss. Graduated highschool and will be attending cal state northridge upcoming fall.

*Sarn Saechao is a young Mien poet from Oakland. He’s currently a student at Merritt College and a young adult member of STP. In his spare time, he can be found singing and playing his guittar.

*Serve the People is committed to the liberation of Asian Pacific Islander communities by organizing to address the inequalities that we face through political and cultural education, self healing, building unity, and fighting for social justice for all people.”

A Reading of All That Remains. Written by Mona Z. Smith and Directed by Traci Mariano – LA, 6/4/11

All That Remains

“In the autumn of 1969, a young Japanese American man makes a pilgrimage to an ancient forest on a mountain in France where his father was killed in action under mysterious circumstances 25 years earlier, in World War II. As the traveler enters this eerie forest, he is startled to encounter seven men who fought with his father in a celebrated battalion of NIsei soldiers. When the traveler begs to know the true story of his father’s death, time flows backward as the ghost warriors tell a story of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and rivalry, courage and trauma, ghosts and demons, love and revenge.

The play’s title is from an English translation of the poem by Matsuo Bashō:

natsukusa ya/Summer grass:
tsuwamono domo ga/All that remains
yume no ato/Of warriors’ dreams.”

  • WHERE: Japanese American National Museum
    369 East First Street
    Los Angeles, California 90012
  • WHEN: Saturday, 6/4/11, 2pm
  • HOW MUCH: Museum admission
  • MORE INFO: http://www.janm.org/events/2011/06/#04