Virtual storytelling event features Chancellor Bonnie Irwin and others
The fall episode of the Wailau video series will premier online Saturday, Nov. 27. Five storytellers will share their stories on the theme, “Getting from Point A to Point B.”
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the public to view a virtual storytelling event featuring members of the university and wider communities.
The fall episode of the Wailau video series will premier online Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., when five storytellers will share their stories on the theme, “Getting from Point A to Point B.”
The episode features:
- Bonnie Irwin, “Getting Lost.”
- Catherine Kalama Becker, “Lessons from The Mother Road.”
- Jon Sakurai-Horita, “The Journey is the Reward.”
- Nikki Gour, “Embracing Opportunity.”
- Tori Matsumoto, “Puzzle Pieces.”
Student Ku‘uhiapo Jeong, along with topic expert Desmon Haumea, canoe culture practitioner, will host the event.
Bios of the hosts and storytellers are on the Wailau website.
During the live event, viewers can live chat with a Wailau host, storytellers, or other members of the online audience. Do do so, click on the YouTube logo on the lower left corner of the watch window. A recording of the full episode will be available immediately after the premiere on the same web page.
The Wailau video series, launched last semester, features members of the university and the local community-at-large telling stories that fit the event theme. The purpose is to build connections across the UH Hilo campus and the wider community.
Wailau organizers include UH faculty, staff, students, alums, and community members, including UH Hilo’s English Club. Students from the English Club determine Wailau themes, review applications, and select storytellers.