Jason Bayani

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Amulet Needs Your Help!


This book I wrote could use a little pick me up. And I’m asking for help from those of you who have purchased and read the book. Customer Reviews. However extensive or minimal as you so choose, whether on Amazon, Powell, or Goodreads. Hell, you can just go onto Goodreads and give me some stars. But reviews will help generate sales, and this is not a big money maker for me so that’s not the point. I still believe it’s worth being in people’s hands and that there’s still a lot of people out there it can reach. I hope you believe that, too. I’m working away at the next manuscript but I know it can still be meaningful for someone to discover the first, so help your boy out. Write a customer review.

Links to where you can review Amulet, online:  Amazon, Powell’s, Goodreads,


Returning to the Theater

Hey folks, so a lot’s going on in my world and I got some things happening. One big one I’m not ready to announce yet, but there is something come up soon that I’m pretty excited about. When I left Austin in 2013 I said to myself that one of the things I wanted to do when I came back home was act, again. Nothing big, just get my feet on a stage and do something that’s not reading poems or telling stories or anything like that. I was double major in college with Creative Writing and Theater, but after that was done I felt like I didn’t really want to try to go to LA to act and didn’t know how else to pursue it and then I went to Second Sundays at the old Justice League in SF, Berkeley Slam, and Tourettes all in the span of one week and that was that.
Well, I’m giving it a shot, again, back at Bindlestiff. The same theater that gave me some of my first opportunities to perform and the same theater put up my first play. This process has been scary, challenging, and often I’m sitting there going, “what the hell am I doing?” I’ve been feeling stagnant as a performer. And I’ve worked pretty hard to prove I’m worth being taken seriously on the merit of my writing, but I love performing as well. I will not deny one bit at any reading I’m asked to do whether it’s underground or academic I’m looking to entertain. It is my practice as much as my writing and I feel stagnant. So I’m hoping this will do something for me. I think it is. This is a great way for me to do it since it’s just a 10 min one act play among others. If you are curious as to how this will look, well you can come check it out.
note: I won’t be performing on the 3/5 because of a previous engagement.

STARTING TONIGHT (Monday 6/29) Jason is touring the Northeast

If you live in the following areas, come see me!

(6/29) Dirty Gerund Poetry Show 9:00pm (Worcester, MA)
(6/30) Port Veritas Slam 7:30pm (Portland, ME)
(7/1) Boston Poetry Slam 8:00pm (Boston, MA)
(7/2) Slam Free or Die 7:00pm (Manchester, NH)

Off Script: Shifting the Narrative

I’m part of this show on Monday at the Asian Art Museum for KQED. Featuring performances by Jason Bayani and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, music by Matt Wong and a conversation with Jeff Chang. It’s free, but you gotta RSVP! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-script-shifting-the-narrative-tickets-16404962685


from the website

With the introduction of “Fresh Off the Boat” to primetime programming on network television and other notable strides in media, Asian Americans are increasing their representation in mainstream media, with Asian American writers, actors, and artists taking control of their storytelling and representations of their communities. This event will focus on what this means for the community – the progress that has been made, the stories we choose to tell, and the work that is still left to do.

“sound, word”: National Poetry Month With Jason Bayani And Janice Sapigao


April is National Poetry Month, and PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) and Kearny Street Workshop are doin’ a little something for the occasion.

Pin@y poets are doing remarkable things in print publication and in performance. Please join us for “sound, word.” Bay Area Pin@y poets Jason Bayani and Janice Sapigao will be droppin la poesía!

WHERE: Arc Studios and Gallery 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm.


RSVP on the Facebook Event Page


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