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father was a Filipino from the northwest area of Luzon in the Philippines.His
mother was a Russian Jew living in New York when the couple met.
...Geronimo Tagatac earned a BA and MA in history from San Jose State in California and has completed PhD work in political science at the University of California in Davis.
During that time he
received a scholarship that enabled him to study Mandarin Chinese, which led to living for three yeas in Taiwan then Hong Kong.In the 1980s, he
returned to Davis, where he
worked in the California State Legislature's
Assembly Office of Research.After seven years in San Francisco and one year in Fremont, he
was offered a job in Salem, Oregon.He is currently employed as a Business System Integration Analyst for the State of Oregon. Tagatac
received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in 1997 and a Fishtrap Fellowship.He
has since taught short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, songwriting, publishing, magical realism and "Difficult Characters in Fiction" at the 2001 and 2003 Fishtrap summer writers' conference. Geronimo Tagatac's
first book-length collection of short fiction, The Weight of the Sun, will be published in 2005 by Portland State University's Ooligan Press
is an avid traveler, runner, weight trainer and reader.
Newport News-Times: Writers featured Saturday at Dogwood Theatre
Memoirist Bette Lynch Husted and short story writer Geronimo Tagatac will read from their works during a special presentation of the Nye Beach Writers Series, set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dogwood Theatre, 162 NE 10th St., Newport.Admission is $7 at the door, and high school students may attend free.
"I began writing short stories as a way to make sense of my life," said Tagatac
."By the time I was in my 40s, I had been a farm worker, cannery warehouseman, kitchen worker, a homeless college dropout, coffeehouse folksinger, special forces soldier in the Vietnam War, a ski bum, rock climbing bum, a short order cook, college teacher, martial arts instructor, and a modern and jazz dancer.
"Ten years ago, I found myself in a respectable white-collar job, wandering through the day with all of these strange images - people's voices and stories in my head that refused to go away.So I began to write, to let those pictures flow onto paper.And then everything seemed to fall into place, to have a purpose," Tagatac
Many of my stories come out of my memories of those men," Tagatac
father remarried a Cajun woman from Happy Jack, La., and three more siblings were born.Tagatac received bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from San Jose State in California and has completed doctorate work in political science at the University of California in Davis.
During that time, he
received a scholarship that enabled him to study Mandarin Chinese, which led to living for three years in Taiwan, then Hong Kong.In the 1980s, he returned to Davis where he worked in the California State Legislature's Assembly Office of Research.
After seven years in San Francisco and one year in Fremont, he
was offered a job in Salem.He is currently employed as a Business System Integration Analyst for the State of Oregon.Tagatac
received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in 1997.He
has also received a Fishtrap Fellowship and has taught short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, songwriting, publishing, magical realism, and "Difficult Characters in Fiction" at the 2001 and 2003 Fishtrap summer writers' conferences.His
first book-length collection of short fiction, "The Weight of the Sun," will be published in 2005 by Portland State University's Ooligan Press
Husted's memoir, "Above The Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land," chronicles the history of her
family, which settled near the Clearwater River in northern Idaho.The benchland above the Clearwater River had been home to the Nez Perce Indians until the Dawes Act opened their reservation to settlement in 1895.
As a child on the family homestead, Husted says she
felt the presence of the Nez Perce."But they were always just out of sight, like a smoky shadow behind me that I couldn't quite turn around quickly enough to catch."
memoir, Husted explores a restless past as she
searches for a way to live comfortably with guilt over the Nez Perce's "stolen land."Mental illness, drugs and suicide plague Husted's family from her
Cold War childhood through her
life as a young wife and the mother of a teenage son who disappears.
The 5th annual Words and Works ...
The 5th annual Words and Works Expressed will feature four published and prominent writers Rick Barot, Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor, Oliver de la Paz, Michelle Penaloza and Geronimo Tagatac.
lives, and writes, in Salem, Oregon.
been the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts fellowship, and a Fishtrap Fellowship.
taught short fiction at the Fishtrap summer writers' conference.
Portland State University's Ooligan Press
book length collection of his
short stories, "The Weight of the Sun.
is working on a novel and second collection of short stories.
7 p.m. Featured readers include short story writer Geronimo Tagatac,
Willamette Week Online | Books | PREVIEW | Willamette Week's Guide to Wordstock (4/12/2006)
Short Stories: Gina Ochsner and Geronimo Tagatac
, recipient of a Oregon Literary Fellowship in 1997, works as a business system integration analyst for the State of Oregon
and began writing fiction when that white-collar job left enough time to reflect on a life of decidedly blue-collar experiences.His
first book of short stories, The Weight of the Sun, was published in 2005 by Portland State University's Ooligan Press
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His father was from northern Luzon in the Philippines.
His mother was a Russian Jew.
His stepmother is a Cajun from Happy Jack, Louisiana.
He is one of six children.
During the Vietnam War, Geronimo was a demolitions specialist on a 5th Special Forces A-team.
He has a BA and an MA in history, and has done Ph.D work in political science.
Geronimo has worked as a legislative consultant, a university instructor, a container ship cargo planner, a dishwasher, fry cook, folksinger, computer system planner, and a roofer.
He's also been a performing modern and jazz dancer.
Geronimo has lived on Taiwan and in Hong Kong.
He's traveled in western and eastern Europe, the Philippines, The People's Republic of China, Turkey, Mexico, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
He's wandered, with his teenage daughter, through England, Scotland, France, and Ireland.
Geronimo's short fiction has appeared in Writers Forum, The Northwest Review, Mississippi Mud, The River Oak Review, Alternatives Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, and The Chautauqua Literary Journal.
Geronimo has been the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts fellowship (1997), and a Fishtrap Fellowship.
He's taught short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, songwriting, publishing, and magical realism at the Fishtrap summer writers' conference.
Portland State University's Ooligan Press recently published his first book-length collection of short stories, The Weight of the Sun, which was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award.
He lives and writes in Salem, Oregon.