The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Writer R. Zamora Linmark in residence at UCLA co-sponsored by UCIRA

When: April 7-11, 2013, 12-2PM

Location: Royce Hall 306, UC Los Angeles

R. Zamora Linmark is the author of three poetry collections, Prime-Time Apparitions, The Evolution of a Sigh, and Drive-By Vigils, all from Hanging Loose Press. He also published Leche from Coffee House Press and Rolling The R’s out of Kaya Press, which he’d adapted for the stage and premiered in Honolulu in 2008. He divides his time between Honolulu and Manila.

This residency received support from the UC Institute for Research in the Arts, and the Department of Asian American Studies. Artist activities are listed below.

Tuesday, April 9th: Reading of a new play by R. Zamora Linmark. Theaters artists performing include Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng (TeAda Productions), Giovanni Ortega (author of Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio), and Alison de la Cruz (multi-disciplinary theater artist). UCLA faculty LMSP Burns is the dramaturg.

Theplay, titled But, Beautiful, explores the contemporary phenomenon of global export labor, the toll it takes on individuals as well as on kinship structures such as the family. Following the reading,
the artists engage on a discussion about theater making as Asian American artists in Los Angeles, commenting on the ongoing racism in American theater, but focusing on their own theater work to highlight inclusionary practice. Location: Public Affairs 2250 Time: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9th: Writer R. Zamora Linmark speaks about his research process for his creative works. Co-organized by Ellen-Rae Cachola, Arts In Coordinator. Time: 5-7 p.m. For location, email:

Wednesday, April 10th: Writers/artists R. Zamora Linmark, Irene Suico Soriano, Napoleon Lustre, and Aloha Tolentino perform as part of a book event, Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire authored by LMSP Burns.

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This event is co-sponsored by UCIRA.

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