25th Anniversary of NYFA Fellow Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters

25th Anniversary of NYFA Fellow Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters

Symposium and benefit this week to honor novelist and poet Jessica Hagedorn

In addition to October being Filipino American History Month, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Jessica Hagedorn’s (Fellow ‘91) Filipino-American novel, Dogeaters, finalist for a National Book Award and 2015 Wall Street Journal Book Club selection. Jessica will be participating in a free symposium featuring Walter Mosley, Marlon James, Gina Apostol, Mia Alvar, Ralph B. Peña, Mia Katigbak, Jeffrey Santa Ana, Allan Isaac, and Nerissa Balce. Playwright and fiction writer Han Ong will host and moderate. 

Title: Dogeaters in the Diaspora: Celebrating 25 years of Jessica Hagedorn’s groundbreaking novel
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Location: Fordham University School of Law, Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY
RSVP/More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/499348883564692/

This event is free and open to the public

Jessica will also be honored at the Kundiman benefit on October 14 with Eva Badowska, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. Kundiman, a nonprofit dedicated to Asian American literature, is founded by Poetry Fellows Sarah Gambito (Fellow ‘07) and Joseph O. Legaspi (Fellow ‘01). 

Find out more about Jessica on her website

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists throughout New York State. This is the 30th Anniversary of the program and NYFA is celebrating with events throughout the state. Find out more here.

Image: Jessica Hagedorn, Photo by David Shankbone

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