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Saturday, October 1 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
*Special Presentation: Authors - Hawai’i Literary Arts Council 2022 Awards - Elliot Cades Award for Literature

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The Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council was founded in 1974 to encourage and promote literature and literary activity of all kinds in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i’s readers voted for these two outstanding local writers of the past year, and honor two people who have made major contributions to Hawai‘i’s literary life.

The Elliot Cades Awardees for Literature are:
  • Established Author, Ann Inoshita
    She is an assistant professor of English at Leeward Community College in Pearl City.
    Introduced by Lisa Linn Kanae
  • Emerging Author, Derek N. Otsuji
    Introduced by April Chang

The Loretta D. Petrie Awardees for Outstanding Service to the Literary Community are:

  • James Gusman Nagie 
    Poet, Editor, Tinfish Press
    Introduced by Susan Schulz
  • Marion Lyman-Merserau
    Author, Playwright
    Introduced by Christy Passion


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Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of seven poetry books, including Even Further West and A Million-Dollar Bill. Green Leaves: Selected and New Poems will appear in 2022. 600 individual poems appear in reviews in America and eleven other countries. Shaffer teaches composition, literature... Read More →

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Ann Inoshita

Ann Inoshita was born and raised on O‘ahu. She is the author of Mānoa Stream, an acclaimed 2007 book of poems. Ann also has participated with other poets in several renshi projects (including No Choice but to Follow and What We Must Remember), in which each writer posts a poem... Read More →
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Marion Lyman-Merserau

Marion Lyman-Merserau. Born and raised in Honolulu, Marion is a retired teacher, coach, canoe paddler, and Hokuleʻa voyager. She is the co-author, with Rev. John Heidel, of Character Education, and author of the book and  play,  Eddie Wenʻ Go - The Story of the Upside Down Canoe... Read More →
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Jaimie Gusman Nagle

Jaimie Gusman Nagle is a writer and ceramic artist living in Ka‘a‘awa on the island of O‘ahu. Jaimie earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Washington and her PhD in Creative Writing at UH Mānoa. She is the founder of Mixing Innovative Arts, a reading series that ran... Read More →
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Derek N. Otsuji

Born on Oahu, Derek N. Otsuji is the author of The Kitchen of Small Hours (SIU Press, 2021), selected by Brain Turner for the Crab Orchard Poetry Series Open Competition. He is a 2019 Tennessee Williams Scholar (Sewanee Writers’ Conference) and has received awards from Bread Loaf... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:15pm HST