LIBRARY-IN-RESIDENCE: THE PILIPINX AMERICAN LIBRARY (P A L)
Wendy's Subway is pleased to announce the fifth in a series of one to two month-long residencies designed to host artists, publishers, special collections, and libraries. In May and June, 2018, Wendy's Subway will host the Pilipinx American Library (P A L).
Check back for a full schedule of upcoming programs.
About P A L
The Pilipinx American Library is a bi-coastal, mobile, non-circulating library that celebrates print histories and collects narratives by writers, poets, artists, and scholars across the diaspora. P A L centers the Pilipinx American experience through the reading and sharing of texts and other printed ephemera in public, through pop-up libraries, performances and readings. The inaugural pop-up library was presented with Other Worlds as part of the Jameco Exchange exhibition, which brought books for reading and trading in public spaces within Jamaica, Queens (2016). P A L has also presented books at Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza and participated in the BABZ Fair (2017), hosting a tribute reading with invited poets and artists in response to the first Filipino American novel by Carlos Bulosan. Recent presentations have been hosted by Flux Factory, the Smithsonian's Asian American Literature Festival, the Wendy's Subway Reading Room at Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Nous Tous Gallery in Los Angeles' Chinatown, as part of the exhibition No Longer Negotiable. Based in Queens, NY and the SF Bay Area, P A L programs are organized by co-founders PJ Gubatina Policarpio and Emmy Catedral, in collaboration with host spaces, curators, writers, and artists. Forthcoming in 2018 is a P A L curated resource room, and a series of programs at the Asian Art Museum, as well as a reading selection in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library.
Image: P A L / PILIPINX AMERICAN LIBRARY, Exhibition view, Tongue Tide at Flux Factory, Queens, NY. Photo courtesy of Tongue Tide.