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Thursday, 2/9/23 – 7pm
The Alvarado Project: Celebrating Local Filipino American Writers and the photography of

A reading by
Oscar Peñaranda

Author of the short story Babaylan in Playland by the Sea, Oscar Peñaranda was born in Barugo, Leyte, Philippines and moved to Vancouver Canada when he turned twelve, and then moved to San Francisco in his senior year of high school. An educator for over forty years, and a writer for more, and a Filipino even longer, he has written stories, plays, essays, memoirs, and poems on how it feels to be a human being at a certain place in a certain time on this planet. He received the prestigious Gawad ng Alagad ni Balagtas in 2012, given by the Writers Guild of the Philippines. He has influenced generations through his works in literature, education, and community

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