NEWS

SHIRLEY A FEATURED GUEST AT PSL
April 16, 2014 – Shirley was honoured to be a guest at this year’s “PSL: Poetry is our Second Language” workshop at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture in Toronto. Thanks to all the participants and workshop facilitator Patrick de Belen for the engaging discussion and the impressive Balagtasan Showdown!

THANKS CLUTCH!

Shirley reading one of her poems during a Clutch workshop in Toronto.

Shirley reading one of her poems during a Clutch workshop in Toronto.

June 11, 2013 - This weekend, Shirley was featured as one of the guest poets at a Clutch program workshop (an arts program for young Filipino-Canadian women) at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture in Toronto. She sat down with workshop facilitator Len Cervantes and discussed the importance of writing and the meanings behind several of her poems. She also shared poetry from her upcoming collection.

A big thank you to all the Clutch participants, Len Cervantes, program coordinator Nicole Cajucom and fellow guest, and spoken word poet extraordinaire, Patrick de Belen, for their kind words and support!

Shirley being interviewed by Len Cervantes at a Clutch program workshop in Toronto.

Shirley being interviewed by Len Cervantes at a Clutch program workshop.

CLUTCH IN TORONTO
June 5, 2013 – Shirley will be one of the featured guests at Clutch, an arts-based program for young Filipino-Canadian women at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture in Toronto. She will share some of her works – both published and soon-to-be-published – during an afternoon workshop on Saturday, June 8.

SHIRLEY IN EASTERN QUÉBEC
April 20, 2013 – Shirley is one of the featured poets at a reading in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, in the Gaspésie region of Québec. The event begins at 17h, at the Maison de la culture.

EN FRANÇAIS… ET ANGLAIS… IN RIMOUSKI
April 9, 2013 – Shirley will be a guest speaker at a poetry seminar held at the University of Quebec in Rimouski (Université du Québec à Rimouski). She will read some of her new, unpublished works in a lecture led by fellow poet, Viannay Gallant.

WINNIPEG READING AT AQUA BOOKS
May 23, 2012 – A big thank you to everyone who made it out to hear Shirley and Manolis recite from their recent works last night at Aqua Books!

SPRING READINGS
April 16, 2012 – Shirley, along with poet Manolis, will be sharing her poetry in Winnipeg and Toronto this May:

TORONTO: May 16, 2012 – Full of Beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas Street West, 6:30-8:30 pm

WINNIPEG: May 22, 2012 – Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, 7-9 pm

SHIRLEY ON CBC RADIO 1 IN TORONTO
December 4, 2011 – Shirley sat down with CBC Radio host Mary Ito and fellow poet Joe Cummings this weekend to chat about the challenges of writing poetry. In case you missed the interview on Fresh Air, you can check it out here.

CALLIOPE BOOK LAUNCH
December 3, 2011 – Shirley finally held her long overdue book launch for Calliope in Toronto. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and to Lori at Full of Beans Coffee House & Roastery for providing the perfect venue.

Thanks also to musicians Araz Salek, Abdominal and Andrew Frost for performing…

… and thank you to Kris Reyes from Global Toronto’s “The Morning Show” for mentioning the launch on TV!

NINOTCHKA ROSCA PRESENTS SHIRLEY’S POEM, “ATTRACTION” IN TORONTO
November 19, 2011 – Famed Filipino author and human rights activist Ninotchka Rosca recited “Attraction,” one of the poems in Calliope, during her opening speech at the recent “Counterspin: Building a Movement for Social Change” conference in Toronto. Thank you to Ms Rosca for the support!

SHIRLEY ON CKJS IN WINNIPEG
September 6, 2011 – Shirley spoke with CKJS Radio host Chester Pangan this morning on Good Morning Philippines. In case you missed it, you can listen to it here.

SHIRLEY ON CBC RADIO 1 IN NEWFOUNDLAND
September 3, 2011 – Check out Shirley’s interview with CBC’s Carolyn Ray in central Newfoundland about the release of Calliope. You can find it here.

CALLIOPE ON SALE THROUGH AMAZON
June 28, 2011 – You can now purchase Calliope online through Amazon.

LIBROS LIBERTAD PUBLISHES CALLIOPE
June 25, 2011 – British Columbia-based publishing house Libros Libertad has just published Shirley’s debut collection of poetry, Calliope. Click here for more information.