Alaskero Memories Book Launch

  • Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States

Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), a local Filipino American arts organization, will co-sponsor with Elliott Bay Bookstore the book launch of Robert Francis Flor's poetry chapbook "Alaskero Memories" on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 at 7 p.m. Flor's chapbook recounts his coming of age during the four summers he worked in the salmon canneries in King Cove, Alaska in the early 1960s. Seattle poets Michelle Penaloza, Victor Pineda and Emily Lawsin will join Flor and present their poems recounting the courageous and heartbreaking stories of Filipino workers in the 1920's and '30s who performed backbreaking seasonal work at the farm fields of California and at the fish canneries in Alaska. A funding grant from Artist Trust allowed Flor to complete his chapbook which was published by Carayan Press in San Francisco.