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by Jennifer Ching, staff writer


An award-winning Hawai‘i author will bring her insights into writing and her appreciation of literature to Warmer Auditorium April 20, from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, HPU’s English honor society, Lois-Ann Yamanaka will bring her experiences of life in the islands and explore some of the issues of living in Hawai‘i, issues she has dealt with in a book of poetry, five novels, and a screenplay.
Yamanaka is the recipient of the Hawai‘i Award for Literature, the American Book Award, the Children’s Choice for Literature, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She currently runs a writing institute, Na‘au. Known for her captivating descriptions of life in the islands and her ability to explore local issues, she is the author of Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre, a poetry collection, and the screenplay Silent Years. Her novels include: Blu’s Hanging, Heads by Harry, Name Me Nobody, Father of the Four Passages, and Behold the Many.
The event is open to students and the public. Refreshments will be served, and time will be allowed for questions and discussion. For more information, e-mail Dr. Patrice Wilson at pwilson@hpu.edu.



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