UH-Hilo hosts literary readings


The English Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo will present “A Night of Local Literature,” featuring readings by two prominent Hawaii authors, from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday in UCB Room 127. The event is free and open to the public.

Hawaii Island-born Juliet S. Kono is best known for her works “Hilo Rain,” “Tsunami Years,” “Ho‘olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile” and “Anshu.”

Darrell H.Y. Lum, one of the founding editors of Bamboo Bridge Press, was behind the hallmark publications “Paké: Writing by Chinese in Hawaii” and “Growing Up Local: an Anthology of Poetry and Prose in Hawaii.” 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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