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  • Come. Join Donna Kahakui.

    donna kahakui on outrigger canoe, kai makanaWhen you ask Donna Kahakui where she comes from, she answers, the ocean. “I come from a family of fishermen. To me, the ocean is my best friend,” she says. “I am more coordinated in the ocean than I am on land.” Read More
  • Wyland’s 100th Whaling Wall Celebrates Green Olympics

    With exactly 100 monumental marine murals in 80 cities and 15 countries across the world to his credit, the artist known as Wyland can be considered a global citizen. And, yet, we in Hawaii consider him one of ours, as we regularly drive and walk past his eight life-size murals gracing the sides of, and in some cases, wrapping around multi-storied buildings across our islands. Even Wyland considers Hawaii his “first home,” as he puts it.

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  • Lottery Excerpt

    My name is Perry L. Crandall and I am not retarded. Gram always told me the L stood for Lucky. "Mister Perry Lucky Crandall quit your bellyaching " she would scold.

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  • Lottery: A Book Review

    In Patricia Wood’s debut novel Lottery, her narrator is not what those in literary circles would call reliable. And in society, Perry would not even be considered likeable. Read More
  • Patricia Wood: The Bird Wrasse Woman

    It was dusk when I pulled into Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai’s east shore and found Patricia Wood standing under a streetlamp in the middle of the marina parking lot. Read More
  • No Such Thing as Writers Block at the Maui Writers Conference

    Mylen Yamamoto is a senior at California State University, Los Angeles.  Here she reports on her experiences at the recent Maui Writers Conference.

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  • Falling into Manholes: An Excerpt

     Read an excerpt from this "memoir of a bad/good girl."

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  • Falling Into Manholes: A Review

    The publicity people behind Wendy Merrill’s Putnam-published memoir proclaim her to be a “fabulous, new Everywoman.” In Falling Into Maholes, Wendy—the “Everywoman”—writes about life, love and loss. She examines her past as thoroughly as a medical examiner intent on filling in the blank for cause of death. Read More
  • Wendy Merrill: Magic on Maui

    For Wendy Merrill, the island of Maui has conjured one alluring literary trick after another. Wendy always wanted to publish her writing, but, like many of us, she was afraid. She had no idea how to go about it. Now, after realizing her dream, she still isn’t quite sure how it happened.

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  • Discover Genuine Experiences

    Chance and circumstance can either open or close doors.  But I’ve found that for those who are willing to slow down, keep their minds open and listen for opportunity, then good fortune provides the occasional amazing discovery...the open door.

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