A Chicago launch for VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA was part of a typhoon memorial event--"Typhoon Haiyan, One Year Later: Remembrance and Reconstruction"--on October 19, 2014 at the Assembly Hall (auditorium), International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.
The event began with a reception and included an art display, readings from the book, a musical performance, a dance, and a panel discussing reconstruction efforts. The panel consisted of UNICEF, a Tacloban medical mission, and a university professor.
The event is sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society--Midwest Chapter, the Chicago Arts Coalition, and U Chicago departments (Center for International Studies, Program for the Global Environment, and International House).
Information about the event is available on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Typhoon-Haiyan-One-Year-Later-Remembrance-and-Reconstruction/268979129969996
During the event, this video was played; VTY is noted at about 2:40: