INAUGURAL BABAYLAN CONFERENCE!
Remember THIS? Here's a rare opportunity to get a copy and have it signed by its coeditor, Moi, as well as some participants like Jean Vengua! To wit, you are invited to the historic
INAUGURAL BABAYLAN CONFERENCE
sponsored by the Center for Babaylan Studies at Sonoma State University on April 17-18.
Conference schedule available at http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AraquWCe107AdHhrMUF2bDVNZzNZXzFyaDZKMDRhSHc&hl=en
Among lovely participants will be my literary copanelists M. Evelina Galang, Aimee Suzara and Marie Therese Sulit (the latter discussing Merlinda Bobis). [These links remind Moi how gorgeous Pinays are, inside as well as outside!]
There also will be a book launch Sunday for a unique feat, the anthology BABAYLAN: FILIPINOS AND THE CALL OF THE INDIGENOUS, co-edited by Leny M. Strobel. (How I love talking poetry in other contexts besides the literary. For poetry is of the world!)
And Saturday, Grace Nono's performance from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. of "Philippine Chanted Prayers and Intimations" is open to the public. This will be my first -- and long overdue -- exposure to Grace Nono, and I suggest you not miss it too! Grace's photo begins this post, and here she is as well with pal Joey Ayala: