UH Hilo hosts literary readings

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Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The English Department at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo presents A Night of Local Literature, featuring readings by two prominent Hawai╩╗i authors on Wednesday, March 5, in UCB Room 127 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Hawai╩╗i Island-born Juliet S. Kono is best known for her works Hilo Rain, Tsunami Years, Ho`olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile, and Ansh┼ź.

Darrell H.Y. Lum, one of the founding editors of Bamboo Bridge Press, was behind the hallmark publications Pak├ę: Writing by Chinese in Hawai╩╗i and Growing Up Local: an Anthology of Poetry and Prose in HawaiÔÇśi. He is also the author of Sun: Short Stories and Drama and Pass On, No Pass Back.

Kono and Lum will offer a selected reading of their works. Their presentations follow an opening discussion on the importance of local literature by Arnold Hiura, a key figure in the 1980s movement known as Talk Story that has its roots in Hilo.

For more information, call Seri Luangphinith at 932-7216.

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