Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

A Talk Story with Oscar Peñaranda and Friends

November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Join master wordsmith Oscar Peñaranda and his friends for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics.

This intimate reading with Oscar Peñaranda features his newest book, Follower of the Seasons, a selection of work from his five-suite multi-genre manuscript. He will move through passages that take us through decades and places he calls home, such as our beloved San Francisco, Bristol Bay, Alaska, Vancouver, Canada and, Leyte and Manila, Philippines. He will also discuss his literary influences, research process as a life-long educator, and his commitment to Philippine and Filipino-American literature. Q/A to follow.

This night of stories and poetry will also have brief anecdotes with writers Shirley Ancheta, Joaquim Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani. Q/A to follow. Light refreshments will be provided.

Oscar Peñaranda is a Filipino educator, poet, short story writer, activist and former Cannery worker in South Naknek, Alaska. He is a founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and has taught ethnic studies at San Francisco State University.

This event is made possible by support from the City Lights Foundation and is co-presented by the South of Market Community Action Network/SOMCAN.


November 30, 2023
6:00 pm


City Lights Bookstore
View Organizer Website


City Lights
261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website