BURLINGAME READS KICKOFF POETRY EVENT
Featuring Alan Chazaro, Janel Pineda, Randy James & Greer Nakadegawa-Lee. Hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, Farming Hope Co-Founder Kevin Madrigal and Burlingame Library’s Elaine Tai, with the support of the California Center for the Book.
THE FUTURE OF WOMEN’S HISTORY
A panel discussion organized by the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women, featuring Amanda Safi, Hilary Cruz Mejia, Pia Walawalkar and Sophie Mateja, moderated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, with the special participation of Ashlyn So.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021
A panel discussion hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., featuring Filipino/Filipino American women writers Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Migs Bravo Dutt, Luisa A. Igloria & Gayle Romasanta, moderated by Aileen Cassinetto.
POWER TO THE POETS: BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Featuring Bernard Collins, Glenis Redmond, James Cagney, Karla Brundage, McTate Stroman II, Raymond Tyler, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Tony Robles, and Tureeda Mikell. Curated by Aileen Cassinetto. Hosted by Elijah Pringle III.
EAT, DRINK & SPEAK POETRY IN SAN MATEO COUNTY!
A Holiday Poetry Reading and Community Virtual Gathering presented by San Mateo County Libraries, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. Featuring poetry by San Mateo County Poets Laureate Emerita Caroline Goodwin and Lisa Rosenberg, San Mateo County Commissioner Virginia Chang Kiraly, local poets Megan Brown, Joe Cottonwood, Hilary King, Phyllis Klein, Monica Korde, Hilary Cruz Mejia, Diane Moomey, Carol Park, Tony Press, and David Ruettiger.
MONTH OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS
with Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. and poets Romalyn Ante, Troy Cabida, Prof. Eugene Gloria, Danabelle Gutierrez & Dr. Luisa A. Igloria
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S GET OUT THE VOTE CAMPAIGN
A Special Presentation by Guest Poet Aileen Cassinetto, featuring National Youth Poet Laureate Meera Dasgupta, former Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Samuel Getachew & Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Greer Nakadegawa-Lee
PENINSULA VIRTUAL BOOKFEST
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POWER TO THE POETS: VOTE!
POWER TO THE POETS: UPROAR!
POWER TO THE POETS 2: Juneteenth
POWER TO THE POETS: POETS OF COLOR FOR CHANGE
A historic gathering of poets of color from the East Coast & West Coast, curated by Aileen Cassinetto
PRIDE & POETRY
Featuring Dena Rod, Joe Mendoza & Jan Steckel, with members of the West Bay Community Band and Karen Bryant Shipp. Hosted by Aileen Cassinetto and JP Mangalindan. Sponsored by the San Mateo County Arts Commission.
Conversation with Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson
Reading of “Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Community Poem for Healthcare Workers and Other Frontliners, from San Mateo County”
Eastwind celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
with Jason Bayani, Aileen Cassinetto and Maw Shein Win
A Feast of Filipino American Poets hosted by Aileen Cassinetto
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County‘s Youth Poetry, Art & Music Competition
Menlo Park Library‘s Mental Health Open Mic
Poetry Reading hosted by Paloma Press, Trio House Press & Vox Populi
2019 San Mateo County Holiday Poetry Concert
2019 Bay Area Poets Laureate Reading
Proclamation of National Poetry Month by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors