Mother's Day Storytelling at Chamorro Village
|Pictured L-R: Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.|
FestPac Newsletter #2
Literary Arts Workshop Snapshots
STORYTELLING SLAM MEANINGFUL!
CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop
CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop
Presenters and topics for the workshop include Terrie Perez – Timeline/Storyline Process; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera – Historical Value of the Stories to be written; PK Harmon – Publication Matters; Leiana Naholowaa – Developing Program Topic of Stories; Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie – Techniques; Louie Gombar – Oral Presentation; and Antonia Masga Salas – Storytelling. Some stories resulting from this project will be featured in a PREL publication.
The workshop is FREE and scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 & 10, 2014 at AV#1, RFK Library, University of Guam in Mangilao. Interested parties may register with CAHA by submitting their name and contact information via telephone at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or via email at email@example.com. For further information contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at the numbers and email previously indicated.
10th Anniversary Celebration - Friday the 13th Zombie Walk
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FRIDAY, THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Ginen i Hila’ i Maga’taotao Siha Association hosted its first FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK on September 13, 2013. The event took place at the Paseo de Susana from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This event was free to the public, but donations were being accepted to benefit Rainbows for All Children - Guam.
Ginen i Hila'i Maga'taotao Siha Association was founded by Peter R. Onedera in 2003 and has been the literary arts delegation to the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac) in Palau (2004); American Samoa (2008); and in the Solomon Islands (2012). The group is also preparing for its participation in Guam’s hosting of FestPac in 2016.
Thank you once again to all who joined us in this special event. For more information, please contact Peter R. Onedera at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 486-3210.
This was the first group designated in an official capacity to represent the island as previous festivals normally consisted of visual artists, weavers, carvers, cultural singers and dancers. At the urging of J. Lawrence Cruz, former president of the Department of Chamorro Affairs and overall chairperson of Guam’s official delegation, Peter R. Onedera was contacted to form a group comprised of storytellers.
Thus, the following comprised the original members of the group:
Kevin James Camacho
*Peter John "Makahna" Duenas
David "Dave" De Leon Flores, Jr.
Leonila "Lila" Torres Gombar
Louis "Louie" Gombar
Dorothea Zita "Doring" Jesus
David Joseph "Dave" Lujan
Theodore Joseph "Ted" Tenorio Nededog
*Peter Robert Onedera, President
Rosa Salas Palomo
Theresa "Ewy" Gumataotao Taitano
Upon its return from Palau, a majority of the members decided to continue the group and has done so to the present. Others who have, at one time, been a member of the group as well as new ones are listed here:
Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle
Anthony J.P. Ada
Bernadita "Bennett" Lujan Aguon
Charissa Lynn Aguon
Gloriette "Gena" Babauta
*Francisca Camacho Blanco, Vice President
Frank Lee Borja
*Anthony Lloyd Calvo
*Antonia Masga Calvo, President
Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena
Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz
Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz
*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz
Maria Borja Dooley
Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur
Terrie C. Flores
David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan
*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian
Ronald Tenorio Laguana
Benita M. Lizama
John M. Lizama
Cira T. McMillan
*Mae Cruz Mendiola, Secretary
Anna Maria Palacios
*Simeon Manibusan Palomo
Daniel J. Pangelinan
Jay Baza Pascua
*Juanita T. Peredo
*Annie Margarita Babauta Pineda
*Patricia Ann "Patti" Quichocho, Treasurer
Rosa Mafnas Quidachay
*Toni "Malia" Ramirez
Carmen D. San Nicolas
Joseph T. San Nicolas
Joseph "Poping" Santos
Maria Ana "Ann" Tenorio Rivera
*Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster
Dr. Marilyn "Mern" C. Salas
Vincent John "Vinnie" Salas
Julia Henderson Shore
Sandy Marie Stilwell
Monday, 28 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
What We Own, What We Have
The Festival of the Pacific Arts (FESTPAC), Guam 2016 Literary Arts committee is currently accepting unpublished work from the original writer or artist for its inaugural publication, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta until April 30, 2014. The publication will be the first in a trio of volumes whose purpose is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region. Volume one focuses on publishes and unpublished writers and artists who are currently residing in Guam. We are seeking quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art that work within the theme, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, or, in English, What We Own, What We Have.
Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, a maximum of 10 pages.
Prose: Submit up to 3 prose entries with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced. Longer works may be considered; please query first.
Artwork: Submit up to 5 pieces of visual art.
Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of the work on a cover sheet rather than on the work itself.
Please advise us if you are submitting the same work(s) to other publications, and let us know if the work is accepted by another publication. The editors will publish only previously unpublished work submitted by the original author or artist.
Submissions via email
• Send electronic submissions to this email address: email@example.com
• Submit poetry and prose as Microsoft Word documents.
• Submit artwork in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). Artwork accepted for publication will need to be resubmitted in a larger format (minimum 300 dpi).
Works accepted for publication will appear in a print edition of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta and may reappear in print and/or be archived online as part of the library exhibition during FESTPAC 2016.
Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta is published by the Guam FESTPAC 2016 Literary Arts Committee through a grant from Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The purpose of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, and subsequent volumes, is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region.