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HPU sponsors 8th annual writers' workshop

by Patrice Wilson, workshop coordinator

 
Well-known local author Albert Wendt will be the keynote speaker at HPU’s March 12 Ko‘olau Writing Workshop at the windward Hawai‘i Loa campus.

 

Wendt is a Pacific-area writer , editor, and author of several novels: Sons for the Return Home, Leaves of the Banyan Tree, Ola, Black Rainbow, and The Mango’s Kiss.

The event, sponsored in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, begins at 8:45 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m. It will feature workshop sessions in nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting.

Workshop facilitators include Hiyaguha Cohen and Courtney Kunimura for fiction and Tia Ballantine and Frederika Bain for poetry. The facilitators for nonfiction and scriptwriting have not yet been confirmed.

Participants will receive a free breakfast from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. and free drinks during the lunch. (Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch). A $10 donation is requested, $5 for students. Parking is free.

To reserve a seat, call 544-9340 or 544-1108, or send your name, address, and phone number to Patrice Wilson, 1060 Bishop St., Room 402, Honolulu, HI 96813, by March 10.

Donations will be accepted at the door. HPU’s windward campus is located at 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy., in Kane‘ohe. HPU sponsors 8th annual writers’ workshop

 

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