Eight Filipino authors read works on June 12th

Chris Paterson (aka Kawika Guillermo), Jade Santos, Melissa Remulla-Briones (aka P.Milisande)

Updated: May 22, 2020, 6:17 PM

Vancouver, B.C.

Listen to British Columbia’s emerging literary artists

Organized by playwright and author C.E. Gatchalian, the reading will feature literary talent from Metro Vancouver’s vibrant Filipinx diasporic community as part of Filipino Heritage Month. The reading will take place the evening of Friday, June 12th, which is Philippine Independence Day. The event is FREE and taking place online, via Zoom (details to come).

Originally scheduled to be hosted by Massy Books,  we have move it online because of physical distancing restrictions related to COVID-19. We also want to pay our artists, hence this fundraiser. Please contribute what you can afford and no one will be turned down because of circumstances.

Here’s the link to GoFundMe:


The featured authors:

Chris Gatchalian (Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty and the Making of a Brown, Queer Man)

Hari Alluri (The Flayed City)

Karla Comanda (Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology)

Nathalie de los Santos (Alice’s Order)

Vincent Ternida ( The Seven Muses of Harry Salcedo)

Chris Paterson –aka Kawika Guillermo ( Stamped: an anti-travel novel, All Flowers Bloom)

Melissa Remulla-Briones -aka P. Milisande (As Above So Below, Veil Over Atlantis)

Jade Santos

Hosted by Philippine Canadian News.com

Community partners: Tulayan – Bridging the Filipino Diaspora

Filipinx are the fastest growing ethnic group in Canada, and Vancouver’s Filipinx community is one of the largest in Canada. There’s a wealth of Filipinx literary and artistic talent here, talent that is being recognized nationally and internationally. Please join us as we foreground the voices and stories of our community.




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