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Lehua Writing project presents writing and literature workshop for teachers

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Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Lehua Writing Project presents a one-week intensive workshop for teachers at the Kaiao Community Garden at the Hilo Boys and Girls Club in Downtown Hilo June 28-July 2, 9 a.m. ÔÇô 3 p.m.

ÔÇťPlace-Based Education: A Literature and Writing Odyssey for Changing TimesÔÇŁ is a writing and literature workshop that focuses on curriculum practices and pedagogical coherence to deepen love and knowledge of Hawai╩╗i. The workshop utilizes the Hinaikeahi and Hi`iaka stories (Hawaiian) and the Odyssey (Greek) to creatively develop the participantÔÇÖs own interests, teach stories of place and people, and support an awakening of the personal and collective odyssey of participantsÔÇÖ lives in these contemporary and changing times.

Each of the five days, guided by the themes of Darkness, Chaos, Self-Reflection, Understanding, and Returning to the Source, will serve as the basis for in-depth discussion, creative writing, and curriculum development. PDE3 credits are available.

For more information, or to enroll, contact Bodhi Searles at

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