American Dreams

Imagine the world differently. AMERICAN DREAMS, a project by Mana Creative Futures, are language-based public art installations that use augmented reality to overlay digital content on a supported mobile device’s (iOS) camera. This project aims to transform shared spaces, promote ideas and messages of hope, cultivate a sense of belonging, and offer an opportunity to […]

Cynthia Buiza’s book launch in Albay

Albay Arts Foundation will host, “An Afternoon with Cynthia Buiza,” on December 3rd at 3pm Philippine time. Cynthia will be joined by local poet Merlita Lorena Tariman.

Reyes wins SF Press Club Journalism Award!

Congratulations to Barbara Jane Reyes on winning the 2022 San Francisco Press Club Journalism Award! Reyes’ award-winning essay, “Communing with Redwoods on the California Coast,” commissioned by New York Times T Magazine and reprinted in the USF Magazine, is also included in her book, Wanna Peek Into My Notebook? Notes on Pinay Liminality (Paloma Press, 2022).

Persistent obstacles in publishing impede diversity of stories told

NEW PEN AMERICA REPORT: DEEP AND PERSISTENT OBSTACLES IN PUBLISHING HOUSES IMPEDE GREATER DIVERSITY IN TERMS OF AUTHORS AND STORIES TOLD “Publishers are the curators of America’s stories,” said Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, chief program officer for PEN America’s Literary Programs.  “They are gatekeepers who decide whose stories will be told and whose will not. They […]

Yale Club highlights Shellback

Yale Club Virtual Nightstand features the poetry collection, Shellback, by Jeanne-Marie Osterman, released by Paloma Press in 2021. Rated as one of the best books of 2021, Kirkus Reviews describes Shellback as a “courageous, insightful, and unsettling [collection of] poems about war and family ties.” The Yale Club Virtual Bookstand helps fund The Yale Club’s […]

Book Talk featuring Cynthia Buiza

Cynthia Buiza will be reading from her debut poetry collection, The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live in (Paloma Press, 2022), on Saturday, November 12th at 2pm! LIVE: IN-PERSON @ Philippine Expressions Bookshop479 W 6th St. Suite 105, San Pedro, CA 90731 Seats are limited. Registration is highly recommended.FREE AND OPEN TO THE […]

Today’s Meditation app

A project of the book Shield the Joyous, called Today’s Meditation, has just released an app.  Inspired by a book project providing reflections and support for friends and family of those struggling with disease of addiction, such as alcohol use disorder or other substance addictions and behavioral addictions, whether in the throes of it or in […]

We’re growing!

We are thrilled to announce that as of this month, Paloma Press is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media (IAM). This will allow us to build capacity, expand our publishing operations, and launch new programs such as The Mana Creative Futures Project (Mana in Filipino means legacy; in Spanish, it means skill; among Polynesians, […]

Panel: Pinay Lit

PANEL: PINAY LIT, Oct 12, 2022 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) A not to miss night of Pinay women writers reading from their latest works.  Curated by Barbara Jane Reyes.  For questions about the program or help registering contact sfplcpp@sfpl.org. For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or […]

Lara Stapleton at the SF FilAm Bookfest

Catch Lara Stapleton, author of The Ruin of Everything (Paloma Press, 2022), at the 6th biennial Filipino American International Book Festival at the San Francisco Public Library! Saturday, October 15th 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Panelist, Fierce and Fabulous: Filipinx Fiction Now Koret Auditorium, Basement Sunday, October 16th 12:00 pm – 1:00pm Book Signing at […]


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