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 firstname.lastname@example.org.