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. In 2017, P A L participated in the BABZ Fair, hosting a tribute reading with invited poets and artists in response to the first Filipino American novel by Carlos Bulosan. 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. P A L has held residencies at Wendy’s Subway and The San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Based in Queens, NY and San Francisco, CA, P A L programs are organized by co-founders Emmy Catedral and PJ Gubatina Policarpio, in collaboration with host spaces, curators, writers, and artists.

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Qns, New York, NY
San Francisco, CA