Robert Francis Flor

About Robert Flor

Robert Flor

Robert Francis Flor, a Filipino-American Writer and a Seattle native, was raised in the city's Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon (1978) and holds an M.A. (1975) and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. He has taken numerous poetry courses and workshops through Lit Fuse, Writers on the Sound, Chuckanut Writers Conference, Jack Straw, and the UW Experimental College. He studied playwriting at Seattle Repertory, Freehold and ACT theatres.He curates many literary and poetry programs and has read in several including:

  • Poets West
  • Its About Time Poetry Series
  • Seattle University
  • The University of Washington                                              
  • On-the-Boards Documentary Poetry          
  • Seattle Public Library

Affiliations
Robert completed the Artist Trust 2010 EDGE Writers Development Program.  He is a former board member of ArtsWest Theater and the Seattle Center Advisory Commission. He co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), a Filipino artist and writer's organization. He was the Poets and Writers, Inc. Writer in Residence last April 2012.

Writing
Robert enjoys writing because it gives him an opportunity to express himself and elevate awareness of the Filipino American community, its social structure and history. His plays provide Filipino-American actors and theatre practitioners a chance to perform and develop their skills and talents. Inspired by his community and its culture
, Robert has evolved over the years, writing about Filipino life in Seattle.  He is a creative writer, sharing his experiences and his accomplishments but also introducing the public to Filipino mythology and folklore. Robert is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Writers & Writing Programs
  • Academy of American Poets
  • Dramatist Guild of America
  • Seattle Playwright Studio
  • Theater Puget Sound                                                  
  • Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts 
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