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Fall Writing Workshop Series — Joël Barraquiel Tan

  • Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Co-presented by Kularts

Note: Saturday workshop takes place at Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street

Brown Fragility: Letters and Lessons from Hawai'i Nei
with Joël Barraquiel Tan

Our future, if we are to have one, depends on reconnecting to values, practices, and knowledge of our ancestors. How can storytellers and creative makers decolonize and reindigenize amidst today’s chaos? Join us for this all-levels half-day arts experience with writing and drawing prompts inspired by themes from Joël Barraquiel Tan’s forthcoming essay collection, Brown Fragility: Letters and Lessons from Hawai’i Nei.

Followed by

Panel Discussion: Using Philippine Languages in Creative Work

Join artists across different disciplines who use Philippine Languages in storytelling and creative work. What considerations are taken in using Philippine Language responsibly? From best practices in language, slang, and accent distinctions in class, region, and era, to how different artists use language as a narrative tool.


  • Janice Lobo Sapigao, Poet, Writer & Educator

  • Mauro Tumbocon, Jr., Writer, Founder and Director of FACINE Film Festival

Later Event: October 11
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