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Friday, October 21 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where Does Hawai'i Writing Go from Here?

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In 2018 Don Wallace, writing in Honolulu Magazine, made a list of the 50 Essential Hawai'i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime, after polling 100 authors, booksellers, reviewers, academics and critics. That story remains one of the magazine's most popular posts ever, with nearly 96,000 views. Don followed up this past August with Part II, an amplified list of 134 titles in 13 categories. That prompted the question Don put to three notable Hawai'i writers.

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Don Wallace

Don Wallace edits The Hawaii Review of Books (THROB), is contributing editor at Honolulu Magazine, received the Loretta Petrie award for outstanding service to Hawaiian literature in 2021, and is the author of Hot Water (fiction, Soho Press); One Great Game (nonfiction, Simon and... Read More →

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Donald Carreira Ching

Donald Carreira Ching was born and raised in Kahaluʻu, Oʻahu. His poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Rio Grande Review, NonBinary Review, and Every Day Fiction. His debut novel, etween Sky and Sea: A Family's Struggle, was published by Bamboo Ridge Press... Read More →
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Kristiana Kahakauwila

Kristiana Kahakauwila is a kanaka maoli writer born and raised in California. Her first book, This Is Paradise: Stories (Hogarth 2013) takes as its heart the people and landscapes of contemporary Hawai‘i. She is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UH Mānoa and Faculty... Read More →
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Chris McKinney

Chris McKinney is the author of Midnight, Water City, book one of the Water City trilogy. It was named a Best Mystery of 2021 by Publisher's Weekly and a Best Speculative Mystery of 2021 by CrimeReads. Book two, Eventide, Water City, will be released summer of 2023. He has written... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST